Sheffield and Leeds ranked in top ten cities for recruitment

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Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library.

Uncertainty over the Brexit and the current political ‘milieu’ is not having as adverse an effect on the jobs market as was previously imagined.

According to a recent report from CV Library, the UK is experiencing a widespread boom and is exhibiting signs of stability compared against statistics from Q3.

The study highlighted a 12.2% increase in advertised vacancies year-on-year as well as pinpointing the very best cities for job growth. As a recruiter, it’s wise to bear in mind where the large pools of candidate talent reside, as well as locate the cities which have the most clients looking to hire. Cities across the UK are also experiencing an increase in salaries, compared to last year.

“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,” explained Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library.

“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.”

The top ten cities for job growth are:-

Portsmouth – 35.9%

Brighton – 33.3%

London – 25.8%

Bristol – 22.5%

Sheffield – 22.2%

Aberdeen – 20.6%

Edinburgh – 20.3%

Leeds – 14.7%

Manchester – 13.8%

Glasgow – 12.5%