HR · 6 April 2018

Employers across key UK cities enter spring with ambitious hiring plans

Regional recruitment growth was most striking
Employers around the UK are ramping up their workforces heading into spring, new labour market data has suggested.

According to the latest job market report from independent job site CV-Library, job vacancies nationwide rose by 7.6 per cent in March compared with last February.

CV-Library said the data explored fluctuations in pay, jobs and applications throughout the month and declared that the findings suggested that business owners across the nation were feeling confident.

This was particularly noticeable in the UK regions with the top cities for growth headed by Aberdeen with advertised jobs up 18.4 per cent, Liverpool and Sheffield both up 14.8 per cent and Glasgow 12.3 per cent higher.

Other noticeable growth was recorded in Cardiff, Hull, Portsmouth, Bristol and Manchester. London was only tenth in the list with jobs up 9.1 per cent.

The study added that despite advertised salaries seeing a slight decrease of 0.3 per cent month on month, application rates increased by 1.4 per cent.

Again, regional growth was most striking with candidate applications seeing impressive hikes in Aberdeen up 14.4 per cent, Glasgow 10 per cent higher, Portsmouth up 9.7 per cent, Leeds six per cent higher and Sheffield rising five per cent.


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