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Exeter Top City For UK Jobs Growth

24 Jun 2018

Exeter Top City For UK Jobs Growth

Exeter is the top performer in terms of jobs growth according to new figures from CV-Library.

The Devon cathedral city posted an increase in vacancies of more than 25 per cent, beating its nearest rival Liverpool by more than 10 per cent.

London only managed jobs growth of 12 per cent over the twelve months to May 2018, less than half that of Exeter.

The three Bs of Birmingham, Brighton and Bristol formed the bottom of the table, all registering growth in excess of 5 per cent since last year.

Here are the UK’s current top ten cities for jobs growth over the last year.

  1. Exeter (up 25.6%)

  2. Liverpool (up 14.4%)

  3. Leicester (up 12.4%)

  4. London (up 12.3%)

  5. Southampton (up 10.9%)

  6. Portsmouth (up 9%)

  7. Manchester (up 7.7%)

  8. Birmingham (up 7.5%)

  9. Brighton (up 5.9%)

  10. Bristol (up 5.1%)

Ranking those same places in order of wage growth sees Liverpool in second place again, making the Merseyside city a strong contender for best city to try to find a job at the moment. Southampton, however, performed even better on wages, taking top place with over 9 per cent growth in salaries.

London, meanwhile, only registered wage growth of 1.5 per cent over the last twelve months. Here’s the full list of top ten cities for job growth re-ranked in order of wage increases.

  1. Southampton (up 9.1%)

  2. Liverpool (up 6.2%)

  3. Leicester (up 6.2%)

  4. Portsmouth (up 5.6%)

  5. Exeter (up 4.1%)

  6. Bristol (up 3%)

  7. Manchester (up 2.5%)

  8. Birmingham (up 2.7%)

  9. London (up 1.5%)

  10. Brighton (up 1.2%)

Commenting on the data, Lee Biggins, CV-Library’s managing director, said: “It’s clear from the data that businesses are ramping up their recruitment efforts as we approach the summer months. And given the ongoing uncertainty in the UK right now, this is great to see.”

“If you’re currently on the job hunt, there are a huge number of exciting job opportunities in some of the nation’s thriving cities. Not to mention that now could be the ideal time to boost your pay packet,” added Mr Biggins.

You can click on the links in any of the cities above to find the latest and best paying vacancies in your area now.

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