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RANKED: The top 17 places to work in the UK

  • Sep. 22, 2017, 3:08 AM
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LONDON – Glassdoor, a leading recruitment and employee review website, has announced this year’s list for the top towns and cities in the UK to work in.

The list, published on Friday, ranks places based on ease of finding a job, employees’ job satisfaction and how affordable it is to live in.

The surprise town in the top spot this year did not even make the shortlist last year.

Keep scrolling for the top 17 places to work in the UK:

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= 10. Southampton

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6

Job Openings: 19,319

Median Base Salary: £26,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: £285,088

Hot Jobs: Senior Recruitment Consultant, Administrator, Receptionist

= 10. Belfast

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6

Job Openings: 11,775

Median Base Salary: £21,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: £157,580

Hot Jobs: Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Restaurant Manager

= 10. Ipswich

= 10. Ipswich

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6

Job Openings: 11,446

Median Base Salary: £24,985

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: £264,105

Hot Jobs: Quantity Surveyor, Chef, Service Advisor

= 10. Birmingham

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6

Job Openings: 47,551

Median Base Salary: £24,864

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: £189,220

Hot Jobs: Sales Executive, Customer Service Advisor, Design Engineer

= 10. Nottingham

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6

Job Openings: 14,698

Median Base Salary: £23,500

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: £191,555

Hot Jobs: Teacher, Recruitment Consultant, Project Manager

= 10. Derby

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6

Job Openings: 12,807

Median Base Salary: £25,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: £196,993

Hot Jobs: Maintenance Engineer, Production Operator, Truck Driver

= 10. Coventry

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6

Job Openings: 14,891

Median Base Salary: £27,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.2

Median Home Value: £197,170

Hot Jobs: Quality Engineer, Site Manager, Systems Engineer

= 10. Oxford

= 10. Oxford

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Glassdoor City Score (out of 5): 3.6

Job Openings:18,649

Median Base Salary: £30,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: £489,037

Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Chef, Banker

= 8. Bolton

= 8. Bolton

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3

Job Openings: 11,233

Median Base Salary: £21,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: £159,690

Hot Jobs: Net Developer, Account Assistant, IT Business Analyst

= 8. Milton Keynes

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.7

Job Openings: 16,164

Median Base Salary: £28,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5

Median Home Value: £301,938

Hot Jobs: Solutions Architect, Communications Manager, HR Manager

= 6. Leeds

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.8

Job Openings: 41,097

Median Base Salary: £24,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: £206,143

Hot Jobs: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Building Surveyor

= 6. Reading

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.8

Job Openings: 25,305

Median Base Salary: £35,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: £422,120

Hot Jobs: Social Media Manager, Electrician, Sales Executive

= 4. Stoke-on-Trent

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.9

Job Openings: 15,307

Median Base Salary: £31,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: 248,514

Hot Jobs: Maintenance Engineer, Account Manager, Facilities Manager

= 4. Swindon

= 4. Swindon

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.9

Job Openings: 15,307

Median Base Salary: £31,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: 248,514

Hot Jobs: Maintenance Engineer, Account Manager, Facilities Manager

= 2. Cambridge

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 4.0

Job Openings: 21,645

Median Base Salary: £31,225

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5

Median Home Value: £455,299

Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Graphic Designer, Registered Nurse

= 2. Manchester

Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 4.0

Job Openings: 41,555

Median Base Salary: £23,998

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5

Median Home Value: £177,263

Hot Jobs: Data Scientist, Digital Marketing Executive, Retail Store Manager

1. Slough

1. Slough

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 4.2

Job Openings: 26,387

Median Base Salary: £35,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: £390,654

Hot Jobs: Mobile Developer, Sales Manager, Recruitment Consultant

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