The top 10 cities to work in the UK

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

28 July 2016

A new report has counted Reading, Leeds, Nottingham and Cambridge among the best places to work in the UK.

Glassdoor recently published its '20 Best Towns and Cities to Work In 2016' report, ranking UK locations by hiring opportunities, job satisfaction and the cost of living.

In the past week, the recruitment website has posted nearly 7000 jobs for CAs across the country, more than 1000 of which in companies with the highest level of employee approval.

If you are considering making a move to new pastures, have a look at what the top 10 towns and cities have to offer.


The Top 10 Glassdoor Best Towns and Cities to Work In 2016


10. Swindon

Swindon has a 10% lower dependency on the public sector for job and business growth than the rest of the UK.

Average home value: £235,507

Median base salary: £35,525

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2/5.0

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9. Northampton

Northampton's main private-sector employers are in distribution and finance and include Avon Products, Barclaycard and Coca Cola.

Average home value: £226,661

Median base salary: £35,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5/5.0

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8. Bradford

Economic growth in Bradford since 2008 has outstripped the regional and national averages.

Average home value: £124,766

Median base salary: £28,350

Job satisfaction rating: 3.0/5.0

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7. Reading

Reading was named the best place to live and work in the PwC Good Growth for Cities 2015 Index.

Average home value: £430,503

Median base salary: £43,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.4/5.0

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6. Coventry

Some of the biggest employers in Coventry include Barclays Bank, Jaguar Cars, Rolls Royce and Peugeot Citroen.

Average home value: £184,397

Median base salary: £35,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.3/5.0

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5. Peterborough

Peterborough has five main business sectors: advanced engineering and manufacturing, agri-tech, food and drink, digital and creative, energy and environment, and financial services.

Average home value: £210,571

Median base salary: £34,755

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2/5.0

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4. Leeds

Finance and business services account for 38% of the economic output in Leeds and the city has seen the fastest rate of private sector jobs growth in the UK.

Average home value: £195,370

Median base salary: £30,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2/5.0

3. Nottingham

Nottingham is home to the headquarters of Alliance Boots, Experian, E.ON UK, Siemens and Specsavers, among others.

Average home value: £181,947

Median base salary: £27,814

Job satisfaction rating: 4.0/5.0

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2. Milton Keynes

The Borough of Milton Keynes is popular with start-ups and SMEs and the population is significantly younger than the national average.

Average home value: £292,692

Median base salary: £36,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2/5.0

1. Cambridge

Best known for its prestigious university, Cambridge is a booming area for the technology businesses that have developed on science parks around the city.

Average home value: £436,932

Median base salary: £35,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5/5.0

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