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YoY increase in job vacancies for CV-Library

The latest data from CV-Library reveals that job vacancies in January 2016 increased by 15.8% when compared with January 2015.


In January, the job site reported that there were over 144,600 jobs on the site at any given time, up to 220 job applications per second and over 364,500 site visits in one day alone.


On the site in January, candidate interest grew as job applications to vacancies increased by 16.7% in the same period.


The top five cities and sectors that celebrated the greatest job growth in January 2016, when compared with the same month in 2015, are:


  1. Liverpool: 38.1% growth
  2. Cardiff: 25.2% growth
  3. Edinburgh: 20.3% growth
  4. Hull: 18.9% growth
  5. Birmingham: 17.4% growth


  1. Social care: 44.6% growth
  2. Education: 34.6% growth 
  3. Legal: 27.4% growth
  4. Construction: 23.3% growth
  5. Automotive: 20.1% growth

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, commented, “Despite the UK economy operating in a state of uncertainty – from challenges in the manufacturing industry to a looming EU referendum – the labour market is continuing to flourish. January is always a busy month for the recruitment industry as employers and candidates look to the year ahead.


“In the final months of 2015 we saw a growing trend of ‘Candidate Power,’ in which application rates failed to maintain pace with job growth, so the data from January is extremely promising for UK businesses which now have increasing candidate choice during the hiring process.”

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