Sheffield and Leeds see huge growth in jobs

Sheffield and Leeds see huge growth in jobs

Yorkshire is one of the best regions to find a job right now according to the latest statistics from CV-Library, the UK-based independent job site.

Businesses across the UK are preparing for the September recruitment rush, with the number of jobs soaring in some of the UK’s key cities last month.

The data revealed that Bristol (45.3%), Sheffield (42.5%), Glasgow (37.8%), and Leeds (34.4%) are the top locations to look for a job this month.

The data analysed the average number of jobs across key UK cities last month, and compared this with statistics from the same period last year.

The nation as a whole witnessed an impressive increase in advertised vacancies of 10.7% year-on-year, with the findings revealing that the top ten cities to look for work right now include:

  1. Bristol - 45.3%
  2. Sheffield – 42.5%
  3. Glasgow – 37.8%
  4. Leeds – 34.4%
  5. Manchester – 33.2%
  6. Cardiff – 30.3%
  7. Southampton – 28.6%
  8. Birmingham – 27.3%
  9. Edinburgh – 27.1%
  10. Liverpool – 19.2%


What’s more, some of the UK’s key industries also saw a strong growth in jobs last month, with plenty of opportunities opening up within social care (26.7%) manufacturing (24.5%) and accounting (16.9%).

Not only this, but construction (13.7%), recruitment (13.5%) and automotive (12.3%) also saw impressive growth year-on-year.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “It’s clear that businesses are gearing up for the month ahead, with September traditionally being a busy time for recruitment.

“If you’ve recently graduated or you’re looking for your next career move, now is the perfect time to ramp-up your job search, with so many exciting opportunities across the UK’s key cities and industries.”

Furthermore, the data revealed that businesses were not subject to the usual summer slowdown in candidate appetite, with job applications also increasing across many of the UK’s key locations.

Biggins concluded: “While August is typically a quieter month for applications, it’s clear from our findings that candidate appetite is showing no signs of slowing down, which means competition for roles could get fierce this month.

“If you’re looking for your next role, be sure to spend some time polishing your CV and interview techniques, so you can ensure you stand out from the competition!”