Which are the best and worst cities in the UK to find a job? What sectors are hot and where? Where are all the jobs?
The team at Adzuna has done some serious number crunching over the last few weeks, comparing our very own search index of over half a million jobs (almost every job vacancy in the UK) to the latest government unemployment info. At the end of all that, we came up with some insights which could hopefully help you identify the hot spots – and not spots – to help target your job search!
For those of you living in Scotland, it is good news as Aberdeen is 2012′s top city to find a job, overtaking Cambridge since last year, with Reading, London and Milton Keynes also in the top 5. Aberdeen has 18x the national average of oil and gas jobs, and is also top of the pops for construction, so grab your hammer and chisel get to work.
Hull sadly remains rooted to the foot of the table as the hardest place to find a job, with nearly 80 unemployed for every live job vacancy.
If moving to Aberdeen and living on an oil rig doesn’t really float your boat, don’t worry, Adzuna has also come up with the best place to get a job in a series of different sectors:
- If you are looking for secretarial or estate agent jobs, London is the place to be.
- If you fancy working in a call centre then hop on over to Belfast. There are over 3 times more call centre jobs in Belfast than the national average.
- For all those who love nothing more than a bit of financial number crunching, Edinburgh is your top port of call.
- For all you techies, you are most likely to find an IT job in Cambridge.
- Lastly, if you have the gift of the gab, the sales and marketing hotspot in the UK is in Manchester.
- Nationally, the top sectors in demand are engineering and IT. Get training and studying!