Liverpool sees surge in the number of people applying for new jobs

New data from independent job site CV-Library reveals Liverpool was sixth in the top 10 UK cities for growth in applications in the first quarter of this year. Tony McDonough reports

The first quarter of 2017 saw a rise in job applications in Liverpool

Liverpool saw a growth of more than 30% in people applying for new jobs in the first quarter of this year compared to the final quarter of 2016.

New data from independent job site, CV-Library, reveals Liverpool was sixth in the top 10 UK cities for growth in applications.

It’s 30.9% growth was behind Bristol (39%), Cardiff (37.1%), Birmingham (36.5%), Portsmouth (35.9%) and Manchester (33.3).

But it was ahead of Exeter (30.4%), Guildford (29.9%), Southampton (28.5%) and Leeds (25%).

While this was to be expected – with January typically being one of the busiest times for recruitment – it is still very promising to see the job market in the city continuing to strengthen.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “It is fantastic to see the job market in Liverpool not only holding its own, but also expanding throughout the first quarter of the year.

“It is particularly promising to see a huge number of candidates in the city actively looking for their next career challenge, and with salaries seeing an impressive rise, the financial benefits of making a career move are clear to see.”

Average advertised salaries in the area also experienced positive growth, with Liverpool seeing strong salary increases when compared to the last quarter.

The city saw quarterly salary increases of 4.6% alongside the growth in job applications – above the UK average of 2.4%.

Total job vacancies have seen similarly encouraging growth, increasing by 17% when compared to the last quarter.

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