As job vacancies and advertised salaries rise across the UK, a report has listed the top 10 best cities to find a job.
It’s been a strong start to the year for the UK labour market, with job vacancies and advertised salaries seeing an increase last quarter. In fact, advertised salaries rose by 1% in the first three months of the year when compared with data from the last three months of 2017, according to CV-Library.
What’s more, the report, which analysed data from the beginning of 2018 and compared it with the end of 2017, found that job vacancies soared by 11.8% during this period.
Some of the nation’s key cities also saw impressive job growth. The top cities for finding a job right now include:
- Aberdeen – jobs up 22.2%
- Brighton – jobs up 18.2%
- Leeds – jobs up 18.2%
- Liverpool – jobs up 17%
- Manchester – jobs up 16%
- London – jobs up 15.1%
- Portsmouth – jobs up 14.7%
- Cardiff – jobs up 12.9%
- Southampton – jobs up 12.8%
- Edinburgh – jobs up 12.5%
The report, which analysed data from the beginning of 2018 and compared it with the end of 2017, found that job vacancies soared by 11.8% during this period.
Some of the UK’s major industries also saw the number of job vacancies rising, with agriculture going up by 46.1%, legal vacancies up 42.8%, IT jobs rose by 27.6%, marketing by 23.3% and accounting up 22.9%.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “It’s great to see that businesses have remained confident in the first quarter of 2018, and many are still investing in their recruitment efforts.
“If you’re looking for a new role, right now could be the perfect time to land your dream job, with vacancies rising across many exciting UK cities!”
Furthermore, application rates saw an increase, rising by a huge 27% quarter-on-quarter. As a result, competition for roles could be hotting up this spring.
Biggins said: “The rise in application rates suggests that candidates were also feeling confident in Q1 2018. The increase in salaries could be a contributing factor towards this rise in applications, and is great news for job hunters. If you’re looking to boost your pay packet, now’s the time to do it.”