The top 10 cities for job growth last quarter


New data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that job growth is strong across the UK, with Portsmouth leading the table.

The research compared statistics from Q3 2017, with that of the same period last year.

Data found that the nation as a whole witnessed a 12.2% increase in advertised job vacancies year-on-year. What’s more, some of the UK’s key cities also saw above-average hikes in the amount of advertised jobs in Q3. The top 10 cities for job growth include:

1. Portsmouth – 35.9%
2. Brighton – 33.3%
3. London – 25.8%
4. Bristol – 22.5%
5. Sheffield – 22.2%
6. Aberdeen – 20.6%
7. Edinburgh – 20.3%
8. Leeds – 14.7%
9. Manchester – 13.8%
10. Glasgow – 12.5%

Not only has the nation experienced a job boom, but salaries are also on the rise. Many cities across the UK witnessed strong increases in advertised salaries when comparing year-on-year data, including Aberdeen (21.2%), Bristol (7.5%), Edinburgh (3.9%), and Brighton (3.5%).

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments: “It’s great to see that employers across the UK are remaining positive in the face of uncertainty, and that they continued to drive their recruitment efforts in the last quarter. These cities play an important part in our economy and it’s particularly great to see London back in the top 10 given that confidence in the capital has dropped in recent months.

"The data has shown that businesses are not only continuing with their recruitment efforts, but are also recognising the need to offer competitive salaries in order to attract talented candidates. Pushing up advertised salaries is a strategy that can pay off, especially as there is a huge pool of both active and passive candidates out there right now who could be looking for secure opportunities. A strong workforce is a key driver for economic growth, and it’s clear that organisations across the nation are working to invest in growing their employee-base.”

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

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