As 2015 comes to a close, new data reveals which cities have seen the strongest job growth so far this year and suggests that 2016 could see a massive rise of career opportunities outside of London.
Hull, Dundee and Bristol all feature on the list of cities with highest job growth between January – October 2015. However, surprisingly, London didn’t quite make the cut, indicating that employers are looking outside of the nation’s capital when setting up business. The top 10 includes:
- Liverpool – 45.2% job growth
- Edinburgh – 43.3% job growth
- Cardiff – 38% job growth
- Hull – 34.1% job growth
- Dundee – 33.8% job growth
- Manchester – 31.3% job growth
- Birmingham – 31% job growth
- Leeds – 27.4% job growth
- Glasgow – 23.4% job growth
- Bristol – 23.3% job growth
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library who collated the data, explains: “The ongoing investment into cities outside of London continues to fuel job growth across the UK. It’s great to see stronger career opportunities emerging away from the capital and we expect this to continue into 2016. Areas such as Hull, where there are extensive plans for redevelopment and preparations for City of Culture 2017, are likely to experience significant job growth in the coming year.
“There is still a lot that the government needs address if other cities are going to successfully mirror the scale of work available in London. Councils need to have more control over decisions that affect their regions; a devolution deal in this week’s autumn statement would definitely be a step in the right direction.”
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