Businesses across the UK are preparing for the September recruitment rush, with job numbers soaring in some of the UK’s key cities last month. This is according to the latest statistics from CV-Library, which revealed that Bristol (45.3%), Sheffield (42.5%) and Glasgow (37.8%) are some of the top locations to look for a job in this month.
The data analysed the average number of jobs across key UK cities last month, and compared this with statistics from the same period last year. The nation as a whole witnessed an impressive increase in advertised vacancies of 10.7% year-on-year, with the findings revealing that the top ten cities to look for work right now include:
1. Bristol – 45.3%
2. Sheffield – 42.5%
3. Glasgow – 37.8%
4. Leeds – 34.4%
5. Manchester – 33.2%
6. Cardiff – 30.3%
7. Southampton – 28.6%
8. Birmingham – 27.3%
9. Edinburgh – 27.1%
10. Liverpool – 19.2%
Some of the UK’s key industries also saw a strong growth in jobs last month, with opportunities within social care (26.7%) manufacturing (24.5%) and accounting (16.9%). Construction (13.7%), recruitment (13.5%) and automotive (12.3%) also saw impressive growth year-on-year.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “It’s clear that businesses are gearing up for the month ahead, with September traditionally being a busy time for recruitment. If you’ve recently graduated or you’re looking for your next career move, now is the perfect time to ramp-up your job search, with so many exciting opportunities across the UK’s key cities and industries.”
Data also revealed that businesses were not subject to the usual summer slowdown in candidate appetite, with job applications also increasing across many of the UK’s key locations.
Glasgow (13.8%), Nottingham (8.3%) Edinburgh (6.1%), Liverpool (3.4%) and Brighton (2.3%) all witnessed an increase in applications when comparing month-on-month data, suggesting that competition for roles is certainly heating up.
Biggins added: “While August is typically a quieter month for applications, it’s clear from our findings that candidate appetite is showing no signs of slowing down, which means competition for roles could get fierce this month. If you’re looking for your next role, be sure to spend some time polishing your CV and interview techniques, so you can ensure you stand out from the competition!”