Portsmouth comes out top for job vacancies

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PORTSMOUTH has come out top of a list of job vacancies, according to research compiled by an independent job site.

Vacancies in the city increased by 21.9 per cent year-on-year, higher than any other city in the UK.

Glasgow was second on the list with 20.8 per cent, Manchester third with 11.6 per cent.

Southampton was eighth with 9.3 per cent.

The report, compiled by CV-Library, compared its job market data from February 2017 with February 2016.

It showed salaries in Portsmouth also rose by 2.4 per cent compared to last year.

Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library, said: ‘It’s fantastic to witness the job market growing at such an impressive rate year-on-year in Portsmouth.

‘With businesses in the area keen to attract only the best candidates to their job roles, it’s positive to see that companies are pushing their salaries up in order to offer competitive pay packages to talented recruits.

‘With more organisations putting out job adverts, competition to attract skilled workers is fierce. Strong pay packages is clearly one tactic that companies are using.’