The top ten UK cities for hiring

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With applications for new jobs rising by 9.3% year-on-year, employers are urged to focus on their hiring efforts.

Latest data has revealed the top ten cities that saw the biggest jump in applications for new roles.

The research, compiled by CV-Library, analysed job market data over the last 12 months from May 2018 and found the top ten cities with the biggest rise in applications:

  1. Bristol – 28% increase in applications
  2. Leicester – 26.1%
  3. London – 15%
  4. Manchester – 11.3%
  5. Birmingham – 10.4%
  6. Cardiff – 8.8%
  7. Portsmouth – 6%
  8. Southampton – 3.9%
  9. Edinburgh – 2.9%
  10. Glasgow – 1.3%

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Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, commented on the results, “It seems that business have got a fantastic few months ahead. Candidates remain undeterred by political upheaval in the UK and have been busy with applying to newly advertised roles in a number of key locations across the country.

“While many of us assume that the job market quietens down in the summer months, this could actually be the best time to start your candidate search. Our data shows that the job market is continuing to grow year-on-year. With Britain due to leave the EU on October 31st, now’s the time to get ahead of the game and find highly skilled candidates to plug the skills gap left by the reduced amount of EU migrants.”

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