London jobs market remains best payer

Jobs in London remain the most well-paid in the country, a new report claims.

Research by classified ads business Adzuna found that the average London job will pay a salary of over £41,000, whilst Preston scored the lowest with an average of £25,718, journallive.co.uk reports.

Elsewhere, Aberdeen, Cambridge, Slough and Guildford were among the most well-paying locations, whilst Bradford, Stoke-on-Trent, Swindon and Maidstone all found themselves at the bottom of the pile.

Where individual jobs are concerned, the computing, engineering and finance sectors were among the most buoyant, with workers seeing an average pay rise of between 17 per cent (translators) and 20 per cent (iPhone app developers). Secretaries, chauffeurs, gardeners and waitresses all saw average pay declines, however.

Over the course of 2012, an additional 100,000 jobs were created in the capital than in previous years, although many of these were thought to be temporary placements related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Among the biggest employers were household names including the Royal Mail, the NHS, Deloitte and Ryanair.

Speaking to standard.co.uk of the results, Adzuna co-founder Andrew Hunter explained: “We expect unemployment to continue to fall in 2013, with [the] technology and engineering sectors performing the strongest in the first half of the year.”

by David Howells on December 27, 2012

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