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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-28-04

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Liverpool is 1 of the most competitive Cities to find a job in right now

2017 has already been marked by a lot of change in the UK, especially now Brexit negotiations are firmly underway. As such, it is extremely positive to see Liverpool's job market strengthen, with the latest data from the UK's leading independent job board, CV-Library, finding that job applications, vacancies and average salaries all saw impressive growth in the 1st ¼ of the year.

In fact, CV-Library's Q1 job market report, which compared data from Q1 2017 with Q4 2016, found that Liverpool was 1 of the most competitive cities to find a job in, with job applications in the City seeing a very impressive quarterly increase of 30.9%.

While this was to be expected, with January typically being 1 of the busiest times for recruitment; it is still very promising to see the job market in the City continuing to strengthen. The top ten cities for job application growth over the period were:-

Bristol – 39%
Cardiff – 37.1%
Birmingham – 36.5%
Portsmouth – 35.9%
Manchester – 33.3%
Liverpool – 30.9%
Exeter – 30.4%
Guildford – 29.9%
Southampton – 28.5%
Leeds – 25%

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments:- "It is fantastic to see the job market in Liverpool not only holding its own, but also expanding throughout the 1st ? of the year. It is particularly promising to see a huge number of candidates in the City actively looking for their next career challenge, and with salaries seeing an impressive rise, the financial benefits of making a career move are clear to see."

Additionally, average advertised salaries in the area experienced positive growth, with Liverpool seeing strong salary increases when compared to the last ¼. The City saw quarterly salary increases of 4.6% alongside the growth in job applications; above the UK average of 2.4%.

Furthermore, total job vacancies have seen similarly encouraging growth, increasing by 17% when compared to the last ¼, highlighting the strong expansion aims of UK businesses in the City, with job hunters more than happy to oblige.

Biggins concludes:- "The 1st ¼ of the year has proved to be a successful time for candidates and companies alike. With a huge number of candidates looking for a new job, businesses should have a very deep talent pool to choose from when it comes to filling a vacancy. That said, it is clear from our findings that hiring demand is not necessarily meeting candidate appetite, and we hope to see this improve in the next ¼.  2017 will inevitably bring a range of challenges to the job market, with the likes of Brexit, the'gig' economy and worker automation constantly under the spot light. However it is very promising to see the core job market strengthening and expanding in Liverpool throughout this period."

Learn more about CV-Library at:- CV-Library.Co.UK.

 

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