Trying to find and apply for jobs is tough, but focusing your search on one of these cities might make things that little bit easier.
New research from cv-library.co.uk looked at the average number of jobs available over 2016 in cities across the UK, to find where job-hunters may be most likely to have success in the coming year. The list indicates cities in the UK that are currently experiencing signficantly more job growth than others. Perhaps surprisingly, London isn't number one.
If you're looking for a job this year, here are some places to consider:
Liverpool was found to be the city most likely to have lots of jobs on offer in 2017. The city has seen a 23% rise in advertised vacancies over the last year.
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Edinburgh holds second place, just slightly ahead of London, with a 20% increase in jobs advertised.
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The capital was third most likely to have the most jobs going in 2017, with a 19% rise in available jobs over last year.
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Vacancies in Southampton were up 18%.
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Over the last year, Portsmouth has seen an 18% increase in job openings.
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In sixth place, Manchester had a 17% increase in jobs available over last year.
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Hull is also a promising option for job hunters in 2017 - up 15% for vacancies.
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Vacancies in Cardiff were up 14%.
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The second Scottish city to make an appearance in the top 10, Glasgow saw a 13% rise in advertised vacancies over the last year.
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Bristol was also named as a top location for job searchers in 2017, with a 13% increase in jobs on offer over the last year.
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