When you apply for a job, there’s a good chance other people are going for it too. However, you can increase your chances of success depending on where in the UK you’re actually sending your applications.
According to new research by the UK employment website Adzuna, if you apply to jobs in some areas of the UK you’ll be up against a lot less competition.
On the other side of things, some places in are incredibly competitive. Sunderland, for example, is one of the toughest cities to find work, according to Adzuna’s latest job report. In the city, there are nearly three jobseekers for every advertised vacancy.
Here are the 10 best places to search for a job in the UK according to Adzuna, ranked in ascending order.
In Exeter, there are five jobs for every person looking, meaning there are 0.2 job seekers per vacancy.
There are 0.18 jobseekers for every job in Manchester, which works out as just fewer than five jobs for every person on the hunt.
In Southampton, there are only 0.17 jobseekers for every vacancy you apply for.