Businesses across the UK are preparing for the September recruitment rush, with job numbers soaring in some of the UK’s key cities last month. This is according to the latest statistics from CV-Library which revealed that Bristol (45.3 per cent), Sheffield (42.5 per cent) and Glasgow (37.8 per cent) were the top cities for job growth last month.

The data analysed the average number of jobs across key UK cities last month, and compared this with statistics from the same period last year. The nation as a whole witnessed an impressive increase in advertised vacancies of 10.7% year-on-year, with the findings revealing that the top ten cities for job growth include:

What’s more, some of the UK’s key industries also saw a strong growth in jobs last month, with plenty of great opportunities within social care (26.7 per cent) manufacturing (24.5 per cent) and accounting (16.9 per cent). Not only this, but construction (13.7 per cent), recruitment (13.5 per cent) and automotive (12.3 per cent) also saw impressive growth year-on-year.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments:

“It’s positive to see that businesses were not subject to the usual summer slowdown in candidate appetite, with job applications also increasing across many of the UK’s key locations. In fact, Scotland in particular saw strong growth when comparing month-on-month data, with Glasgow and Edinburgh increasing by 13.8% and 6.1% respectively. Nottingham (8.3%), Liverpool (3.4%) and Brighton (2.3%) also witnessed an increase in candidate appetite when comparing data with July 2017.

“While August is typically a quieter month for applications, it’s clear from our findings that candidate appetite is showing no signs of slowing down, which is positive news for UK businesses. We expect to see these numbers continue to grow throughout September which means that now is the perfect time to be looking for your next hire. Just be sure to do all you can to stand out from your competitors, especially in terms of writing an enticing job advert that’s going to attract the most talented and eager candidates to your vacancies!”

Rebecca joined the HRreview editorial team in January 2016. After graduating from the University of Sheffield Hallam in 2013 with a BA in English Literature, Rebecca has spent five years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past she has been part of the editorial teams at Sleeper and Dezeen and has founded her own arts collective.