Being London-Centric is a hot criticism these days and so if we look further afield we may find something to like about the rest of the country. One of those things is job opportunities. So here are five of the UK’s cities whose job markets have grown exponentially in the last year.
Last year job vacancies increased by around 19.9%. This number is huge is the reason that Brighton is top of the heap for rapidly increasing job markets. These jobs are also looking more positive in and of themselves as well with salaries increasing by around 6.1%. This is making this seaside resort an attractive prospect for people who are getting tired of the big smoke. It’s got brilliant nightlife and shopping facilities and now with the jobs market growing, it has proved itself a contender for best city to live in 2018.
A city in the UK that has been in the news recently for none of the right reasons. After the bombing of an Ariana Grande concert last year the city looked like it might slump economically but the resilience of its worker bee residents has paid off and the city is thriving jobwise. Specifically, IT and electronics have many new jobs as well as television companies such as the BBC moving to Salford have breathed new life into the capital of the North’s jobs market.
Being London-centric is one faux pas but being England-centric is a different kettle of fish. It’s important to note the rejuvenation of Glasgow and its place as a world city. The city is flourishing specifically in the arts with many students and young professionals being drawn to its jobs in the creative industries. Furthermore, the 2014 Commonwealth Games illuminated the city on the world stage in a way that it hadn’t seen before. Glasgow is enjoying a period of comparative prosperity at the moment.
One of the smaller cities on this list and somewhere not famous for its abundance of jobs and economic growth. Until just now, that is! A naval powerhouse of a city, its main jobs market was created by the city’s proximity to the sea and as such boating, docks and trade. That area still dominates the city and a recent £200 million investment in its waterfront has seen shopping centres erected and therefore plenty of jobs in retail and hospitality pumped into the areas.
With a 13.5% jobs increase in the past year, it seems that Sheffield’s time of being the steel capital of the UK is pretty much over but its rebirth has begun. Interestingly enough it is a city whose jobs predominantly are created within the public sector so should be perfect for budding coppers or civil servants. Pay has increased on average within the city by 5.3% and should be seen as a step in the right direction. It deserves its place as fifth in the ranking for job growth in the UK.