Data shows increase in job applications and job vacancies

Data shows increase in job applications and job vacancies

Data from CV-Library has shown an increase in job applications and advertised job vacancies, with a rise of 1.1 per cent and 8.3 per cent respectively.

The data revealed the locations that saw the highest rise in job applications last month, with Bristol topping the list at 6.5 per cent, followed by Guildford at 6.3 per cent and Southampton at 5.9 per cent.


Other locations that saw an increase in job applications last month included Brighton, with a rise of 4.4 per cent, and Dundee, Leeds and London, where applications were up by 3.3 per cent, 2.7 per cent and 2.4 per cent respectively.

Newcastle also saw a rise in applications, with an increase of 1.8 per cent, whilst Manchester and Liverpool both experienced an increase of 1.3 per cent.

Amongst the key sectors to see the highest month-on-month rise in applications were accounting, education and IT.

Several of the UK’s key cities also saw a significant year-on-year increase in job vacancies, including Manchester, Brighton, Edinburgh and Leeds, whilst Bristol, Aberdeen and Newcastle saw an increase in salaries.


Commenting on the data, CV-Library Founder and Managing Director Lee Biggins said: “It’s extremely positive to see that candidate appetite has picked up over the last month, especially given that application rates were down in June as a result of General Election uncertainty. Bristol in particular is performing really well right now and plenty of other locations in the top ten are thriving hubs for certain industries in the UK. For businesses, this presents an exciting pool of talent to choose from, while candidates should be prepared to pull out all the stops if they want to stand out from the competition.”




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