Job Market Competition

Job Market Competition

Job Seekers per Job Posting

How hard is it to find a job in your city? Here's the number of job seekers per job posting
for the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.K.
To discover which cities have the most job postings per inhabitant view the Job Postings Per Capita map.

Updated August 2014

Rank Change Metropolitian Area Job posting icon Job Postings vs Unemployment icon Unemployed Persons Ratio
1   Cambridge Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 7:1
2   Oxford Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 7:1
3   Reading Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 5:1
4   Milton Keynes Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 4:1
5 2 Crawley Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 4:1
6 -1 Southampton Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 4:1
7 1 Guildford Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 4:1
8 -2 Huddersfield Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 3:1
9   Bournemouth Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 3:1
10   Preston Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 3:1
11   Blackburn Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 3:1
12   Bristol Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 3:1
13 1 Brighton Job posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 2:1
14 -1 Bradford Job posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 2:1
15 2 York Job posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 2:1
16   Northampton Job posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 2:1
17 2 Norwich Job posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 2:1
18   Wirral Job posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 2:1
19 -4 Sunderland Job posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 2:1
20   Maidstone Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
21   Stoke-on-Trent Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
22   Derby Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
23   Ipswich Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
24 1 London Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
25 1 Doncaster Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
26 -2 Coventry Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
27 1 Manchester Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
28 3 Nottingham Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
29   Leicester Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
30 2 Swindon Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
31 -1 Wakefield Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
32 -5 Edinburgh Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
33   Portsmouth Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
34 1 Southend Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
35 -1 Blackpool Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
36   Birmingham Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
37   Sheffield Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
38   Leeds Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
39   Newcastle Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
40   Cardiff Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
41   Plymouth Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
42   Middlesbrough Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
43   Liverpool Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
44   Glasgow Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
45   Hull Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
46 1 Warrington Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
47 -1 Luton Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
48   Lanarkshire Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
49 1 Rochdale Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
50 -1 Belfast Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:4

Based on July 2014 Jobseekers Allowance claimant count provided by the Government Department for Work and Pensions.