WARRINGTON has been ranked as one of the easiest places to find a job in the UK – with just 0.12 jobseekers per vacancy.
The rankings have been drawn up by job vacancies search engine Adzuna in its latest monthly survey of the UK job market.
Warrington is ranked joint fourth in a top ten list – alongside Oxford, Swindon and Winchester – which has risen up the list only in the last month, whereas Warrington leap-frogged ujp the list in May.
Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, said: “A new city rising up the best places to find a jobs list is the exact type of healthy competition that will boost the UK’s productivity and create shared wealth. Winchester boasts tradition, culture and history and yet now has a dynamic jobs market to add to its books.
“After the emergence of Warrington in May and now Winchester’s moment in the spotlight in June, we hope to continue to see new challengers in the running in the months ahead.” .
According to Adzuna, advertised vacancies in the UK currently site at a 19-month high.
The 1,202,573 vacancies advertised in June were the highest since November 2015 when the figure was 1,244,772.
At the same time, average salaries in London are beginning to show signs of recovery, with the 0.2 per cent rise in the last 12 months representing the first annual increase since July 2015.
Adzuna says against a backdrop of Brexit negotiations forcing UK companies to scale back their hiring processes and pressure from inflation squeezing household disposable incomes, advertised vacancies have defied the odds.
This means that jobseekers and employhees have more options available than at any other point since the autumn of 2015.
“The jobs market has gone from strengthto strength in terms of the variety and flexibility of roles up for grabs.
Aside from Warrington, only other north west centre to figure in the top ten is Manchester, with 0.17 jobseekers per vacancy.
By contrast, Rochdale (1.74), Salford (1.73) and Wirral (1.38) are listed in the 10 worst places to find a job. The full Adzuna survey can be seen at https://www.adzuna.co.uk/