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Revealed: Cardiff is one of the top cities where you can get yourself a pay rise this October

New data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that average salaries for new roles in Cardiff increased by a promising 6.5% in September, making now an excellent time to get yourself a new, higher paying job.

The findings, which compare job market data from September 2019 with the same period in 2018, reveal that the average salary in Cardiff has risen from £31,417 last year, to £33,464 in 2019, meaning professionals could be set to earn an extra £2,047 if they switch jobs right now. The full list of the top 10 cities for a pay rise include:

  1. Brighton – 73.8%
  2. Newcastle – 57.2%
  3. Bristol – 31.5%
  4. Edinburgh – 29.1%
  5. Portsmouth – 25.7%
  6. Glasgow – 21.3%
  7. London – 12.3%
  8. Southampton – 10.2%
  9. Cardiff – 6.5%
  10. Leicester – 6.3%

As well as the rise in pay, job vacancies in the city have also increased by an impressive 15%, meaning there are plenty of job opportunities for professionals in the Welsh capital right now.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Librarycomments:

“If you want to secure yourself a new, higher paying job in Cardiff, our data suggests that now is the best time to do so. However, be wary that it isn’t as simple as just walking into a new role.

In order to stand out, it’s important to be proactive and maximise your job search. Only apply for jobs where you match the specification and be sure to polish your CV and cover letter and brush up on your interview technique. That way, you’ll give yourself the best chance of landing a new job. A pay rise isn’t just going to land in your lap!

According to the findings, it appears that job hunters are lapping up the promise of more jobs and higher pay, as applications for new roles have risen by 24.4% in the city, well above the UK average (18.9%).

Biggins continues:

Considering the current political and economic climate, this job growth is surprising and it’s clear that job hunters are making the most of it while they can. That said, professionals should also air on the side of caution, as we don’t know how long this market strength will last!”

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