As the dog days of 2015 drain away, new data from the CV-Library has revealed the cities that have seen the strongest job growth so far this year. The figures offer pointers as to where the most job opportunities will be found next year.

Hull, Dundee and Bristol all feature on the list of cities with highest job growth between January to October 2015. However, surprisingly, London didn’t make the cut, indicating that employers are looking outside of the nation’s capital when setting up business. The top ten list includes:


  1.        Liverpool – 45.2% job growth
  2.        Edinburgh – 43.3% job growth
  3.        Cardiff – 38% job growth
  4.        Hull – 34.1% job growth
  5.        Dundee – 33.8% job growth
  6.        Manchester – 31.3% job growth
  7.        Birmingham – 31% job growth
  8.        Leeds – 27.4% job growth
  9.        Glasgow – 23.4% job growth
  10.        Bristol – 23.3% job growth

“The ongoing investment into cities outside of London continues to fuel job growth across the UK. It’s great to see stronger career opportunities emerging away from the capital and we expect this to continue into 2016. Areas such as Hull, where there are extensive plans for redevelopment and preparations for City of Culture 2017, are likely to experience significant job growth in the coming year,” Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library commented.

“There is still a lot that the government needs address if other cities are going to successfully mirror the scale of work available in London. Councils need to have more control over decisions that affect their regions; a devolution deal in this week’s autumn statement would definitely be a step in the right direction,” Biggins.






Robert joined the HRreview editorial team in October 2015. After graduating from the University of Salford in 2009 with a BA in Politics, Robert has spent several years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past he has been part of editorial teams at Flux Magazine, Mondo*Arc Magazine and The Marine Professional.