Manchester’s job market is booming – download the City CV
The job market in key Northern cities is thriving, meaning there are multiple talent hotspots for UK workers to consider. Manchester is one such city, long heralded as a purposeful innovator within the North of England. Recent Totaljobs data has proved this, by shining a light on the most popular industries and overall jobs advertised and applications within Manchester.
Totaljobs data shows that the Manchester job market is performing well, with a 39% rise in jobs advertised in the last two years. Employers are increasingly seeing the city as a great destination for their business, as it’s brimming with talent and boasts a lower cost of living compared to London. This may be one reason why so many start-ups establish themselves in Manchester, with an increase of over 90% in new businesses launching between 2010 and 2018. The city has also built its reputation as a home for media, with Media City launching in Salford Quays back in 2013, bringing broadcasting giants the BBC and ITV to Manchester. Customer Service and Technology are thriving industries – according to Totaljobs data, these sectors see up to 20,000 job applications every month. Transport and Logistics has seen an even bigger boom, with an 81% increase in job applications from May 2018.
Manchester clearly has a lot to offer for those who live and work there. It boasts half the total household rent of London ((£496 vs. £1,053), meaning money goes further. Plus, a good work-life balance (as Mancunians report the lowest overtime compared to other Northern cities including Leeds and Newcastle), means that workers have plenty of spare time to enjoy their city.
To celebrate everything Manchester has to offer for jobseekers, Totaljobs has reversed the traditional CV to create a city profile bringing to life Manchester’s best attributes and most attractive factors in the form of a “City CV”. This can act as a core asset for employers looking to attract new talent into the city, as well as giving jobseekers a taste of Manchester’s unique personality and strengths.
To find out more about the benefits of Manchester, from the cultural and social scene, to its history and reputation for business, download the City CV for Manchester.