The top 20 UK towns for work in 2016

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(11) Manchester – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

• Population: 510,746
• Median base salary: £28,000
• Average home value: £166,951
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.3
• Hot jobs: Project manager, sales manager, business development manager

(12) Aberdeen – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

• Population: 195,021
• Median base salary: £43,000
• Average home value: £222,323
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.2
• Hot jobs: Tax manager, site engineer, SAP consultant

(13) Warrington – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

• Population: 165,456
• Median base salary: £30,000
• Average home value: £201,077
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.0
• Hot jobs: Buyer, project manager, HR manager

(14) Bristol – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

• Population: 535,907
• Median base salary: £32,000
• Average home value: £297,657
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.5
• Hot jobs: Software engineer, project manager, product manager

(15) Glasgow – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

• Population: 590,507
• Median base salary: £26,500
• Average home value: £168,797
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.1
• Hot jobs: Research assistant, sales representative, security officer

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(16) Edinburgh – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

• Population: 459,366
• Median base salary: £30,000
• Average home value: £259,866
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.2
• Hot jobs: Business analyst, sales rep, recruitment consultant

(17) Oxford – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

• Population: 159,994
• Median base salary: £32,000
• Average home value: £502,452
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.4
• Hot jobs: Personal banking advisor, project manager, research scientist

(18) Liverpool – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

• Population: 552,267
• Median base salary: £26,000
• Average home value: £159,121
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.2
• Hot jobs: Recruitment consultant, audiologist, sales administrator

(19) Birmingham – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

• Population: 1,085,810
• Median base salary: £30,000
• Average home value: £177,941
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.0
• Hot jobs: Finance manager, sales manager, business analyst

(20) Derby – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

• Population: 255,394
• Median base salary: £33,727
• Average home value: £190,236
• Job satisfaction rating: 3.0
• Hot jobs: Tax manager, registered nurse, accountant

The emergence of some of Britain’s key industrial and northern cities has meant that Britain’s capital city, London, is not in the top 20 on this 2016 list.

Chamberlain continued: “These results are a reminder that although there are more jobs in London and employees are generally pretty satisfied, it is a competitive place to work and an expensive place to live.

“Towns and cities such as Nottingham, Leeds and Reading offer decent salaries and job prospects combined with a lower cost of living which means your money will go further, you can save, and still and have a good quality of life.”

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