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Revealed: The UK's 20 best cities to work in

by LLB Reporter
13th Jul 16 9:55 am

London not on the list

Employees

Source: Photoshot

Cambridge has been named the best City to work in followed by Milton Keynes and Nottingham, according to research by Glassdoor.

The list is compiled by weighing three factors equally: how easy it is to get a job (hiring opportunity), how affordable it is to live there (cost of living), and how satisfied employees are working there (overall job satisfaction).

Sadly yet unsurprisingly, London did not make the list.

“Cambridge has long had a reputation for one of Britain’s most loved cities, but now it’s emerged as a prime spot for high-tech companies which is clearly having an impact on where people decide to live and work,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor chief economist.

“These results are a reminder that although there are more jobs in London and employees are generally pretty satisfied, it is a competitive place to work and an expensive place to live. Towns and cities such as Nottingham, Leeds and Reading offer decent salaries and job prospects combined with a lower cost of living which means your money will go further, you can save, and still and have a good quality of life.”

Glassdoor’s 20 Best Towns and Cities to Work In for 2016 are:

1. Cambridge – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.1

* Population: 145,818

* Median base salary: £35,000

* Average home value: £436,932

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.5 * Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Chef, Sales Rep

2. Milton Keynes – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.0

* Population: 171,750

* Median base salary: £36,000

* Average home value: £292,692

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.2 * Hot Jobs: Store Manager, Management Consultant, Business Development Manager

3. Nottingham – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.0

* Population: 289,301

* Median base salary: £27,814

* Average home value: £181,974

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.3 * Hot Jobs: Sales Manager, Business Analyst, Software Engineer

4. Leeds – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.8

* Population: 474,632

* Media base salary: £30,000

* Average home value: £195,370

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.2 * Hot Jobs: Recruitment Consultant, Chef, Project Manager

5. Peterborough – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.7

* Population: 161,707

* Median base salary: £34,755

* Average home value: £210,571

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.2 * Hot Jobs: Product Manager, Store Manager, Bartender,

6. Coventry – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.7

* Population: 325,949

* Median base salary: £35,000

* Average home value: £184,397

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.3 * Hot Jobs: Maintenance Engineer, Sales Manager, Customer Service Advisor

7. Reading – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.7

* Population: 218,705

* Median base salary: £43,000

* Average home value: £430,503

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.4 * Hot Jobs: Sales Associate, Sales Representative, Technical Support Engineer

8. Bradford – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

* Population: 349,561

* Median base salary: £28,350

* Average home value: £124,766

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.0 * Hot Jobs: Customer Services Advisor, Operations Manager, Technician

9. Northampton – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

* Population: 215,173

* Median base salary: £35,000

* Average home value: £226,661

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.5 * Hot Jobs: Finance Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Bus Driver

10. Swindon – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

* Population: 182,441

* Median base salary: £35,525

* Average home value: £235,507

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.2 * Hot Jobs: Sales Rep, Store Manager, Civil Engineer

11. Manchester – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

* Population: 510,746

* Median base salary: £28,000

* Average home value: £166,951

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.3 * Hot Jobs: Project Manager, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager

12. Aberdeen – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

* Population: 195,021

* Median base salary: £43,000

* Average home value: £222,323

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.2 * Hot Jobs: Tax Manager, Site Engineer, SAP Consultant

13. Warrington – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

* Population: 165,456

* Median base salary: £30,000

* Average home value: £201,077

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.0 * Hot Jobs: Buyer, Project Manager, HR Manager

14. Bristol – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

* Population: 535,907

* Median base salary: £32,000

* Average home value: £297,657

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.5 * Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Project Manager, Product Manager

15. Glasgow – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

* Population: 590,507

* Median base salary: £26,500

* Average home value: £168,797

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.1 * Hot Jobs: Research Assistant, Sales Representative, Security Officer

16. Edinburgh – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

* Population: 459,366

* Median base salary: £30,000

* Average home value: £259,866

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.2 * Hot Jobs: Business Analyst, Sales Rep, Recruitment Consultant

17. Oxford – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

* Population: 159,994

* Median base salary: £32,000

* Average home value: £502,452

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.4 * Hot Jobs: Personal Banking Advisor, Project Manager, Research Scientist

18. Liverpool – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

* Population: 552,267

* Median base salary: £26,000

* Average home value: £159,121

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.2 * Hot Jobs: Recruitment Consultant, Audiologist, Sales Administrator

19. Birmingham – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

* Population: 1,085,810

* Median base salary: £30,000

* Average home value: £177,941

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.0 * Hot Jobs: Finance Manager, Sales Manager, Business Analyst

20. Derby – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

* Population: 255,394

* Median base salary: £33,727

* Average home value: £190,236

* Job satisfaction rating: 3.0 * Hot Jobs: Tax Manager, Registered Nurse, Accountant

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