Liverpool sees second-biggest rise in job vacancies in the UK – with salaries also up

Data from the UK’s third-biggest jobs site CV-Library reveals only Exeter saw a bigger rise in available vacancies in May with Liverpool’s figure almost double that of Manchester’s. Tony McDonough reports

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Liverpool saw a significant rise in advertised job vacancies in May, according to CV-Library


Available jobs in Liverpool surged by 14.4% in May, according to one of the biggest jobs websites in the UK – a five-month high and the second-biggest rise in the UK.

And the latest data from CV-Library also show advertised salaries were up by 6.2% compared to the same month in 2017.

CV-Library is the third-biggest jobs site in the UK and boast the largest database of CVs in the UK – more than 12m. It currently has 165,000 job vacancies listed online.

Liverpool’s rise in vacancies was only bettered by Exeter where they were up by 25.6% and the city beat Leicester, London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton and Bristol. Its figure was also double that of Manchester which saw a 7.7% rise.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “It’s clear from the data that businesses in Liverpool are ramping up their recruitment efforts as we approach the summer months.

“And given the ongoing uncertainty in the UK right now, this is great to see. If you’re currently on the job hunt, there are a huge number of exciting job opportunities in this thriving city.”

However, despite this hike in job opportunities and pay, application rates in Liverpool dropped by 1.7% when compared with data from April 2018. This suggests that many professionals in the city are feeling cautious and waiting for the right time to make their next career move.

Mr Biggins added: “It’s not surprising to learn that candidate applications saw a slight drop last month, as many of us will likely have been more concerned with getting out and enjoying the sunshine while it’s there.”

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