Leading UK jobs site CV-Library says figures from its files show the average salary in Liverpool in 2018 was £32,170 – up 6% and the third biggest rise of any city in the UK. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool saw a significant rise in both salaries and job vacancies for professional and white collar roles in 2018, new figures show.
CV-Library is one of the biggest job sites in the UK and data from its own file reveals the average salary in Liverpool in 2018 was £32,170 – up 6% and the third biggest rise of any city in the UK.
Glasgow saw the biggest rise of 11.3% to £35,100 followed by Birmingham, up 9.7% to £35,110. Liverpool was next followed by Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton, Manchester, Leicester, London and Edinburgh.
Liverpool also saw the fifth-biggest rise in the UK in professional/white collar vacancies – up 15.5% on 2017.
Top city for rising vacancies was Newcastle, up 39.6%, Nottingham (35.4%), Aberdeen (30.5%) and Glasgow (17.5%). Behind Liverpool were Edinburgh, Portsmouth, London, Manchester and Leeds.
Lee Biggins, founder and chief executive of CV-Library, said: “Throughout 2018 there was a great deal of competition for businesses to attract and secure the most talented professionals, hence why Liverpool has seen such a jump in pay.
“As such, if you’re looking to secure a pay rise in the year ahead, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to do so in this influential city.”
“What’s more, job vacancies were also on the rise in 2018 and this trend is only set to continue this year. In fact, advertised vacancies soared across a number of cities, including Liverpool, making this one of the best places to find a new job in 2019.”