Bristol is one of the top 10 cities to find a job in right now

Augusta Henning
PR Manager | CV Library
31st October 2017

If you’re considering your next career move then now could be the perfect time! New data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has revealed that Bristol experienced a job boom in the last quarter, suggesting that there are plenty of exciting career opportunities in the city.

The study, which compared Q3 job market data with that of the same period last year, found that Bristol witnessed a staggering 22.5% increase in advertised vacancies over the past 12 months.

Far outpacing the national average of 12.2%, Bristol made the list of the top 10 locations to find a job in right now.
Others include:

  1. Portsmouth – 35.9%
  2. Brighton – 33.3%
  3. London – 25.8%
  4. Bristol – 22.5%
  5. Sheffield – 22.2%
  6. Aberdeen – 20.6%
  7. Edinburgh – 20.3%
  8. Leeds – 14.7%
  9. Manchester – 13.8%
  10. Glasgow – 12.5%

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments:

“It’s great to see that employers in Bristol are remaining positive in the face of uncertainty, and that they continued to drive their recruitment efforts in the last quarter. This is particularly good news for local job hunters and anyone who may be looking for their next role. If you’re starting to get itchy feet and feel like it could be time to make your next career move, there are an abundance of opportunities in this great city right now.”

And there’s more good news for job hunters. Not only has Bristol experienced a job boom, but salaries in the city are also on the rise. In fact, advertised salaries saw an impressive increase of 7.5% when comparing year-on-year data.

Biggins concludes: “It’s clear from the data that not only are businesses in Bristol continuing to invest in their workforce, but they also recognise the need to offer competitive salaries in order to attract talented candidates. If you are looking for a new role, this further confirms that now is the perfect time to do so, especially if you’re looking to boost your pay packet!”

About CV-Library
CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites and attracts over 4.3 million unique job seekers every month. Founded by Lee Biggins in 2000, CV-Library is the UK’s leading independent online job board with a database of 12 million CVs. 

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