Liverpool sees modest rises in vacancies and salaries in 2019

Using data from its own files, CV-Library, one of the biggest job site sites in the UK, showed Liverpool saw the 10th-biggest rise in vacancies out of the major UK cities. Tony McDonough reports

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There has been a rise in the number of jobs vacancies in Liverpool in 2019

 

There has been a 3.6% rise in white collar job vacancies in Liverpool over the past 12 months, new research shows.

Using data from its own files, CV-Library, one of the biggest job site sites in the UK, showed Liverpool saw the 10th-biggest rise in vacancies out of the major UK cities, a long way behind Glasgow at number one with an increase of 25.7%.

It also showed that average salaries have increased by 1.3% in Liverpool since 2018 and that competition for jobs had lessened, with job applications in the city down by 2.3% from 2018 to 2019. Job vacancy league table:

  1. Glasgow – job adverts up by 25.7% 
  2. Edinburgh – job adverts up by 20.5% 
  3. Portsmouth – job adverts up by 11% 
  4. Bristol – job adverts up by 10% 
  5. Southampton – job adverts up by 8.3% 
  6. Cardiff – job adverts up by 8% 
  7. Brighton – job adverts up by 6.9% 
  8. Nottingham – job adverts up by 5% 
  9. London – job adverts up by 4.8% 
  10. Liverpool – job adverts up by 3.6% 

Lee Biggins, chief executive and founder of CV-Library, said: “Despite severe political and economic uncertainty over the last year, it’s positive to see that the UK jobs market has continued to grow.

“We’ve noticed that this is an ongoing trend, which should instil confidence in professionals in Liverpool who may have put off searching for a new job in the run up to the election; especially as January is consistently one of the most popular times for companies to hire.” 

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