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25 Best UK Towns & Cities to Work In


Want a new job you love? Consider moving to one of these towns and cities in the UK!

 
  1. 1Slough
    City Score4.2
    Slough
    26,387Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £35,000Median Base Salary
    £390,654Median Home Value
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  2. 2Manchester
    City Score4.0
    Manchester
    41,555Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £23,998Median Base Salary
    £177,263Median Home Value
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  3. 3Cambridge
    City Score4.0
    Cambridge
    21,645Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £31,225Median Base Salary
    £455,299Median Home Value
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  4. 4Swindon
    City Score3.9
    Swindon
    15,307Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £31,000Median Base Salary
    £248,514Median Home Value
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  5. 5Stoke-on-Trent
    City Score3.9
    Stoke-on-Trent
    16,381Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £21,000Median Base Salary
    £143,328Median Home Value
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  6. 6Reading
    City Score3.8
    Reading
    25,305Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £35,000Median Base Salary
    £422,120Median Home Value
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  7. 7Leeds
    City Score3.8
    Leeds
    41,097Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £24,000 Median Base Salary
    £206,143Median Home Value
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  8. 8Milton Keynes
    City Score3.7
    Milton Keynes
    16,164Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £28,000Median Base Salary
    £301,938Median Home Value
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  9. 9Bolton
    City Score3.7
    Bolton
    11,233Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £21,000Median Base Salary
    £159,690Median Home Value
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  10. 10Oxford
    City Score3.6
    Oxford
    18,649Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £30,000Median Base Salary
    £489,037 Median Home Value
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  11. 11Coventry
    City Score3.6
    Coventry
    14,891Job Openings
    3.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £27,000Median Base Salary
    £197,170Median Home Value
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  12. 12Derby
    City Score3.6
    Derby
    12,807Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £25,000Median Base Salary
    £196,993Median Home Value
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  13. 13Nottingham
    City Score3.6
    Nottingham
    14,698Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £23,500Median Base Salary
    £191,555 Median Home Value
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  14. 14Birmingham
    City Score3.6
    Birmingham
    47,551Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £24,864 Median Base Salary
    £189,220 Median Home Value
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  15. 15Ipswich
    City Score3.6
    Ipswich
    11,446Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £24,985Median Base Salary
    £264,105 Median Home Value
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  16. 16Belfast
    City Score3.6
    Belfast
    11,775Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £21,000Median Base Salary
    £157,580Median Home Value
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  17. 17Southampton
    City Score3.6
    Southampton
    19,319Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £26,000 Median Base Salary
    £285,088 Median Home Value
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  18. 18Aberdeen
    City Score3.5
    Aberdeen
    4,548Job Openings
    3.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £32,500Median Base Salary
    £223,625 Median Home Value
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  19. 19Luton
    City Score3.5
    Luton
    9,786Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £29,000Median Base Salary
    £260,288Median Home Value
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  20. 20Dundee
    City Score3.5
    Dundee
    4,992Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £20,000Median Base Salary
    £156,016Median Home Value
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  21. 21Newcastle Upon Tyne
    City Score3.5
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    13,734Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £22,000 Median Base Salary
    £204,556Median Home Value
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  22. 22Bristol
    City Score3.5
    Bristol
    37,367Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £25,598Median Base Salary
    £314,274 Median Home Value
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  23. 23Blackpool
    City Score3.5
    Blackpool
    2,013Job Openings
    3.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £18,000Median Base Salary
    £118,681Median Home Value
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  24. 24Hull
    City Score3.5
    Hull
    2,102Job Openings
    2.9 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £22,500 Median Base Salary
    £134,430Median Home Value
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  25. 25Peterborough
    City Score3.4
    Peterborough
    8,944Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    £22,060 Median Base Salary
    £219,824 Median Home Value
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Glassdoor’s Best UK Towns & Cities to Work In report identifies UK towns and cities with the highest overall Glassdoor City Score, based on a comparison of the 50 most populated UK towns and cities. Each region’s Glassdoor City Score, based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best city for a job, 1.0=worst city for a job), is determined by weighing three factors equally: hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. Hiring opportunity is the ratio of active job openings to population. Cost of living is the ratio of median base salary to average home value. Report published on 22/09/17. For full methodology, email pr@glassdoor.com