Job vacancies boom in the UK

New data from job board CV-Library finds that advertised job vacancies in the UK jumped by 17.7 % in May, suggesting that business confidence is strong across the nation.

The new figures were compared against the previous month for all major cities and found there was noticeable increase in all corners of the UK, with Brighton, Nottingham and Sheffield topping the list.

Cities that saw the biggest job vacancy increase:

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  • Brighton – 23%
  • Nottingham – 22%
  • Sheffield – 21%
  • Leeds – 21%
  • Birmingham – 20%
  • Newcastle – 20%
  • Liverpool – 20%
  • Glasgow – 18%
  • Bristol – 17%
  • Manchester – 16%

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, told Small Business: “It’s great to see business confidence is remaining strong, with job vacancies increasing in key cities and sectors across the UK. Not only this, but with salaries also seeing an impressive increase last month, it’s clear that businesses understand the need to offer candidates the very best packages.”

CV-Library also found that, on average, salaries have seen a month-on-month increase. They report a 4.7% annual growth compared to May 2016.

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