Liverpool, Edinburgh and London are the top locations to find a new job this year, showing great promise for local job hunters looking for work in these areas, according to new research by CV-Library.
The data, which analysed the average number of jobs in the UK’s key cities in 2016, finds that Liverpool (23 per cent), Edinburgh (20 per cent) and London (19 per cent) are the three best cities to find a job.
Manchester (17 per cent) beats out the UK’s city of culture, Hull (15 per cent), while Portsmouth (18 per cent) and Southampton (18 per cent) sit just outside the top 3.
Cardiff (14 per cent), Glasgow (13 per cent) and Bristol (13 per cent) prop up the top ten table.
And while there are more jobs available, there is also fierce competition for these roles, with applications rising by 24 per cent in Liverpool, 10 per cent in Edinburgh and 9 per cent in London. Furthermore, other key cities saw a substantial increase in applications last year, including Birmingham (up 35 per cent), Hull (up 17 per cent) and Leeds (up 15 per cent), with all figures expected to pick up substantially this New Year.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments, ‘It’s great to see the job markets in these key UK cities performing so well, and it’s particularly good news for local job hunters who are looking for work this January. Applications are up, and this figure will inevitably rise this month as candidates embark on a fresh start in their careers.
‘Liverpool, London and Edinburgh are some of the UK’s largest cities so it’s fantastic that there are some great work opportunities for candidates this New Year. Furthermore, it’s clear that job growth was witnessed across the South, North and Wales, which is a positive indication that business confidence is strong across the nation.’