• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Aberdeen easiest place to find a job

Competition for jobs varies wildly across the UK, with 55 jobseekers for each vacancy in some areas and less than one in others.

Hull was named as the most difficult place to find work, with Aberdeen the easiest, according to the study by Adzuna.

Around 55 people chased every vacancy in Hull in 2012, 36 in Sunderland, 25 in Southend, 19 in Wolverhampton and 14 in Bradford.

In contrast, there was less than one jobseeker per vacancy in Aberdeen, Cambridge, Guildford and Reading, and one in Oxford.

London was the best-paying city, with average salaries of over £41,000, followed by Aberdeen (£37,670), Cambridge (£34,009), Slough (£33,415) and Guildford (£32,539).

Supermarkets created more than 30,000 jobs, while other leading employers were named as the Royal Mail, the NHS, Deloitte and Ryanair.

Adzuna predicted the number of part-time jobs will increase 4% in the first few months of next year.

Contextual targeting label: 
Careers and Jobs

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.