Job vacancies continue to surge across UK as businesses gear up for September Recruitment Rush

  7th September 2017       Louise Woodward (Chartered MCIPD)
 Recruitment, CIPD, Company News, Employment, Executive Search, Human Resources, IT & Software Solutions, Office & Commercial, Temps

Businesses across the UK are preparing for the September recruitment rush, with job numbers soaring in some of the UK’s key cities last month according to the latest statistics from CV-Library. The survey revealed that Bristol (45.3%), Sheffield (42.5%) and Glasgow (37.8%) were the cities who had the highest level of job growth last month.

The UK as a whole saw a significant increase in advertised vacancies of 10.7% year-on-year. The findings revealed that the top ten cities for job growth were:

Bristol – 45.3%

Sheffield – 42.5%

Glasgow – 37.8%

Leeds – 34.4%

Manchester – 33.2%

Cardiff – 30.3%

Southampton – 28.6%

Birmingham – 27.3%

Edinburgh – 27.1%

Liverpool – 19.2%

Some of the UK’s key industries also saw a solid rise in jobs last month, with many new opportunities within social care (26.7%) manufacturing (24.5%) and accounting (16.9%). Along with construction (13.7%), recruitment (13.5%) and automotive (12.3%) of which also witnessed notable growth year-on-year.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “It’s clear that businesses are gearing up for the month ahead, with September traditionally being a busy time for recruitment. With recent graduates entering the workforce and September blues setting in as professionals return from their holidays, we often see an increase in those looking for their next exciting career opportunity.  With so many key cities experiencing job growth, businesses will have to fight hard to stand out from their competitors and attract the most talented candidates to their business.”

While August is typically a quieter month for applications, it’s clear from our findings that candidate appetite is showing no signs of slowing down, which is positive news for UK businesses. We expect to see these numbers continue to grow throughout September which means that now is the perfect time to be looking for your next hire. Just be sure to do all you can to stand out from your competitors, especially in terms of writing an enticing job advert that’s going to attract the most talented and eager candidates to your vacancies!”


Louise Woodward, Principal Recruitment Consultant at Bond Williams concludes:

With job applications increasing across some of the UK’s key locations, it’s a positive sign to see that businesses are still actively hiring and willing to offer competitive salaries which is great news for people looking to change jobs. Even with the economic uncertainty at present we are finding that increasing numbers of companies are choosing to work in partnership with a consultancy to help them find not only the best talent to hire, but also the best fit for their company culture.”



Louise Woodward (Chartered MCIPD)

Associate Director

Louise is an experienced specialist accounting & finance recruitment professional with over 30 years’ experience specialising in the sector during which time she has gained an esteemed reputation as one of the region’s leading recruiters evidenced by her long list of loyal and happy clients. Louise is also Group Secretary …

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