Liverpool sees January surge in white collar job vacancies and salaries

Using data from its own files, one of the UK’s biggest job sites CV-Library, said the number of advertised vacancies in Liverpool was up 69.4% last month – the UK’s third-biggest rise. Tony McDonough reports

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White collar vacancies soared by almost 70% in Liverpool in January with average salaries also rising, new figures reveal.

Using data from its own files, one of the UK’s biggest job sites CV-Library, said the number of advertised vacancies in Liverpool was up 69.4% last month – the third-biggest rise among the UK’s largest cities.

Liverpool also saw average white collar salaries rise by 8.3% in January, offering opportunities for those looking to switch jobs that pay better than their current positions.

Birmingham saw the biggest rise in vacancies during the months – up 69.7%. It was followed by Edinburgh (69.4%), Liverpool, Manchester (69%), Brighton (68.8%), Nottingham (67.2%), London (64.9%), Newcastle (64.8%), Sheffield (64.4%) and Hull (63.1%).

Hull saw the biggest rise in salaries (14%), followed by Liverpool, Edinburgh (4.5%), Nottingham (4.3%) and Sheffield (1.4%).

Lee Biggins, founder and chief executive of CV-Library, said: “The first couple of months of the year is always a busy time for recruitment, with many businesses looking to expand their workforce and hire the best professionals.

“Because of this, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities on offer in Liverpool right now. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, spend some time perfecting your CV and be sure to make the most of last month’s jobs boom by kick-starting your search right away.”

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