What city is offering the highest pay rises this month?

New data from CV-Library has revealed that average salaries for new roles in Bristol increased by a resounding 31.5% in September, making now an excellent time to get yourself a new, higher-paying job.

The findings, which compare job market data from September 2019 with the same period in 2018, reveal that Bristol saw the third biggest jump in pay out of all the major cities analysed, with the top 10 list including:

  1. Brighton – 73.8%
  2. Newcastle – 57.2%
  3. Bristol – 31.5%
  4. Edinburgh – 29.1%
  5. Portsmouth – 25.7%
  6. Glasgow – 21.3%
  7. London – 12.3%
  8. Southampton – 10.2%
  9. Cardiff – 6.5%
  10. Leicester – 6.3%

As well as the rise in pay, job vacancies in the city have also increased by 14.5%, meaning there are plenty of job opportunities for professionals in Bristol right now.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, commented: “If you want to secure yourself a new, higher-paying job in Bristol, our data suggests that now is the best time to do so. However, be wary that it isn’t as simple as just walking into a new role.

“In order to stand out, it’s important to be proactive and maximise your job search. Only apply for jobs where you match the specification and be sure to polish your CV and cover letter and brush up on your interview technique. That way, you’ll give yourself the best chance of landing a new job. A pay rise isn’t just going to land in your lap!”

According to the findings, it appears that job hunters are lapping up the promise of more jobs and higher pay, as applications for new roles have risen by 27% in Bristol. This figure was significantly higher than the national average (18.9%).

Biggins continued: “Considering the current political and economic climate, this job growth is surprising and it’s clear that job hunters are making the most of it while they can. That said, professionals should also air on the side of caution, as we don’t know how long this market strength will last!”