Once the Christmas festivities draw to a close in January, many turn their attentions towards their next potential career move. An important consideration involved in that decision is location. Therefore, recent research looking at the best UK cities to work in currently makes for interesting reading. Often, it can be assumed that London is the place to be when looking for a new role, but the findings highlight that this may not be the case.

The top UK cities to work in ranked;


  • Available jobs: 26, 387
  • Job satisfaction: 3 / 5
  • Average base salary: £35,000
  • Average home value: £390, 654


  • Available jobs: 41,555
  • Job satisfaction: 5 / 5
  • Average base salary: £23,998
  • Average home value: £177,263


  • Available jobs: 21, 645
  • Job satisfaction: 5 / 5
  • Average base salary: £31, 225
  • Average home value: £455, 299


  • Available jobs: 15,307
  • Job satisfaction: 4 / 5
  • Average base salary: £31,000
  • Average Home Value: £248, 514

Best places for employees to work?

In the UK currently, Milton Keynes is the number one area contributing to employment growth and the creation of jobs. Since 2013, 9,300 jobs have been added. Moreover, in relation to average weekly wages, the area also comes out higher than city competitors Cambridge and Oxford, in fourth position overall.

The research found that Cambridge was the most innovative city, with around 21,645 jobs currently available. Additionally, investment projects are set to increase employment opportunities further, meaning the area is an attractive one as we move into next year.

Furthermore, for employees looking to be at the forefront of new developments, Oxford should be a location they consider. 67% of the jobs in the area are centred on knowledge-intensive industries, such as financial, technology, science, and biotech.

‘The Golden Triangle’.

With their rapid rise over the course of 2017, Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Oxford have become the most entrepreneurial cities in the UK. Consequently, the three areas are being described as ‘The Golden Triangle’, due to the prospects that are currently available across these cities.

Source: Recruitment Buzz