ABERDEEN is among the easiest places in the UK to find a job, according to new research that says competition for work varies wildly across the UK.
There are 55 jobseekers for each vacancy in Hull, the hardest place find a job, according to Adzuna, a search engine for job adverts.
In contrast, there were fewer than one jobseeker per vacancy in Aberdeen, Cambridge, Guildford and Reading and one in Oxford.
London was the best-paying city with average salaries of more than £41,000, followed by Aberdeen (£37,670), Cambridge (£34,009), Slough (£33,415) and Guildford (£32,539). The lowest average advertised salaries were found in Preston (£25,718), Bradford, Stoke-on-Trent, Swindon and Maidstone (around £26,000), said the report.
Adzuna said a search of half a million vacancies showed that computing, engineering and finance were the most-buoyant sectors in 2012, with average salary rises of 6 per cent over the past six months.
Average pay for iPhone developers and financial advisers have shot up by more than 20 per cent, and for translators by 17 per cent. The top employer this year is said to be the London 2012 Olympic Games, creating around 100,000 jobs, although most of them were temporary.
Supermarkets created 30,000 jobs, while other leading employers were named as the Royal Mail, the NHS, Deloitte and Ryanair. Adzuna predicted that the number of part-time jobs will increase by 4 per cent in the first few months of next year.