Expect a Pay Rise in 2019 In These UK Cities
10 January 2019

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New year, new job? Check. New year, new city? Check. New year, new salary? CHECK!

If you’re on the lookout for new career prospects and you’re keen for a pay rise along the way, then you’re in the right place.

According to a report by CV-Library that analysed the job market, there are ten UK cities that will see an increase in pay in 2019.  Plus, job vacancies are on the rise, and statistics have revealed which cities that are the best for job hunting. Overall, 2018 has seen a 7.8% average increase in pay and that’s set to get even higher this year. Kerching!


These are the top cities that are expected to get a salary boost:

Glasgow – Pay up by 11.3% making the average salary £35,100

Our home turf of Glasgow takes first place! If you’re interested in moving to our dear green city or you’re already here but looking for a new job, check out our current vacancies. We have heaps of varied opportunities, from SQL Developer to Product Owner!


Birmingham – Pay up by 9.7% making the average salary £35,110

Liverpool – Pay up by 6.6% making the average salary £32,170

Portsmouth – Pay up by 5% making the average salary £32,010

Southampton – Pay up by 4.5% making the average salary £32,200

Brighton - Pay up by 4.4% making the average salary £32,090

Manchester - Pay up by 4.2% making the average salary £32,220

Leicester - Pay up by 2.5% making the average salary £30,950

London - Pay up by 2.4% making the average salary £38,600

Edinburgh - Pay up by 1.5% making the average salary £32,790


An increase in job vacancies in the UK also increased in 2018, and 2019 is set to fare even better in these cities:

Newcastle – Jobs up 39.6%

Nottingham – Jobs up 35.4%

Aberdeen – Jobs up 30.5%

Glasgow – Jobs up 17.5%

Liverpool – Jobs up 15.5%

Edinburgh – Jobs up 14.8%

Portsmouth – Jobs up 13.6%

London – Jobs up 12.7%

Manchester – Jobs up 12.2%

Leeds – Jobs up 12%


Interested in a job in any of these cities? Have a chat with our recruiters on 0141 212 5130 to see if we have any opportunities that may suit you. You can also scroll through our current vacancies and keep up to date with our jobs, news and events on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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