Top ten cities for job creation: how does Scotland fare?

Edinburgh was ranked in second place in the UK's top ten cities for job creation. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor
Edinburgh was ranked in second place in the UK's top ten cities for job creation. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor
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Three Scottish cities have made the UK’s top ten in terms of job creation.

According to data from jobs website CV-Library, Liverpool saw the biggest increase since the start of the year, with a 45.2 per cent surge in the number of jobs listed.

Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow are among the UK's best-performing cities for job creation

Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow are among the UK's best-performing cities for job creation

Edinburgh was close behind in second place, with an increase of 43.3 per cent, while Dundee and Glasgow also made the top ten.

London did not make the cut, suggesting that employers are looking outside the UK capital when setting up business.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “The ongoing investment into cities outside of London continues to fuel job growth across the UK. It’s great to see stronger career opportunities emerging in Scotland and we expect this to continue into 2016.

“There is still a lot that the government needs address if other cities are going to successfully mirror the scale of work available in London. Councils need to have more control over decisions that affect their regions; a devolution deal in this week’s autumn statement would definitely be a step in the right direction.”

Here are the UK’s top ten cities for jobs growth between January and October, as ranked by CV-Library:

Liverpool – 45.2 per cent

Edinburgh – 43.3 per cent

Cardiff – 38 per cent

Hull – 34.1 per cent

Dundee – 33.8 per cent

Manchester – 31.3 per cent

Birmingham – 31 per cent

Leeds – 27.4 per cent

Glasgow – 23.4 per cent

Bristol – 23.3 per cent