The top 10 locations to look for work in 2017 (and Cardiff made the list!)

New data from the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, has found that 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.

The data, which analysed the average number of jobs in the UK’s key cities in 2016, found that the top ten cities to look for work in 2017 are:

  1. Liverpool – up 23%
  2. Edinburgh – up 20%
  3. London – up 19%
  4. Southampton – up 18%
  5. Portsmouth – up 18%
  6. Manchester – up 17%
  7. Hull – up 15%
  8. Cardiff – up 14%
  9. Glasgow – up 13%
  10. Bristol – up 13%

And while there are more jobs available, there is also fierce competition for these roles, with applications rising by 24% in Liverpool, 10% in Edinburgh and 9% in London. Furthermore, other key cities saw a substantial increase in applications last year, including Birmingham (up 35%), Hull (up 17%) and Leeds (up 15%), with all figures expected to pick up substantially in 2017.

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 job 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.”

Bridgend-based Adrian Lewis, who works for Cloud Based HR Software provider Activ People HR said:

“It’s great to see Cardiff and their surrounding areas doing well, South Wales is often neglected by the mainstream media.  Here’s hoping we see the area move even higher up the list as 2017 progresses.”

Author: Editorial Team

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