Peterborough named as one of top 5 places to work in the UK

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Peterborough has been named as one of the UKs top 5 cities in which to work.

According to new research out today, Wednesday July 13, conducted by recruitment firm Glassdoor®, Peterborough is the fifth best town or city in the UK in which to work.

Cambridge claimed the top spot, followed by Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Leeds.

The list is compiled by ranking UK towns and cities with the highest Glassdoor Job Score, determined by weighting three factors equally: how easy it is to get a job (hiring opportunity), how affordable it is to live there (cost of living), and how satisfied employees are working there (overall job satisfaction).

As part of this report, Glassdoor includes each city and town’s median pay for employees, current average home value, overall job satisfaction rating, population and number of current job openings.

Glassdoor’s 20 Best Towns and Cities to Work In for 2016 are:

1. Cambridge – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.1

Population: 145,818

Median base salary: £35,000

Average home value: £436,932

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Chef, Sales Rep

2. Milton Keynes – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.0

Population: 171,750

Median base salary: £36,000

Average home value: £292,692

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2

Hot Jobs: Store Manager, Management Consultant, Business Development Manager

3. Nottingham – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.0

Population: 289,301

Median base salary: £27,814

Average home value: £181,974

Job satisfaction rating: 3.3

Hot Jobs: Sales Manager, Business Analyst, Software Engineer

4. Leeds – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.8

Population: 474,632

Media base salary: £30,000

Average home value: £195,370

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2

Hot Jobs: Recruitment Consultant, Chef, Project Manager

5. Peterborough – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.7

Population: 161,707

Median base salary: £34,755

Average home value: £210,571

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2

Hot Jobs: Product Manager, Store Manager, Bartender,

6. Coventry – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.7

Population: 325,949

Median base salary: £35,000

Average home value: £184,397

Job satisfaction rating: 3.3

Hot Jobs: Maintenance Engineer, Sales Manager, Customer Service Advisor

7. Reading – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.7

Population: 218,705

Median base salary: £43,000

Average home value: £430,503

Job satisfaction rating: 3.4

Hot Jobs: Sales Associate, Sales Representative, Technical Support Engineer

8. Bradford – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

Population: 349,561

Median base salary: £28,350

Average home value: £124,766

Job satisfaction rating: 3.0

Hot Jobs: Customer Services Advisor, Operations Manager, Technician

9. Northampton – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

Population: 215,173

Median base salary: £35,000

Average home value: £226,661

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Hot Jobs: Finance Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Bus Driver

10. Swindon – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

Population: 182,441

Median base salary: £35,525

Average home value: £235,507

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2

Hot Jobs: Sales Rep, Store Manager, Civil Engineer

11. Manchester – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

Population: 510,746

Median base salary: £28,000

Average home value: £166,951

Job satisfaction rating: 3.3

Hot Jobs: Project Manager, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager

12. Aberdeen – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

Population: 195,021

Median base salary: £43,000

Average home value: £222,323

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2

Hot Jobs: Tax Manager, Site Engineer, SAP Consultant

13. Warrington – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

Population: 165,456

Median base salary: £30,000

Average home value: £201,077

Job satisfaction rating: 3.0

Hot Jobs: Buyer, Project Manager, HR Manager

14. Bristol – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

Population: 535,907

Median base salary: £32,000

Average home value: £297,657

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Project Manager, Product Manager

15. Glasgow – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

Population: 590,507

Median base salary: £26,500

Average home value: £168,797

Job satisfaction rating: 3.1

Hot Jobs: Research Assistant, Sales Representative, Security Officer

16. Edinburgh – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

Population: 459,366

Median base salary: £30,000

Average home value: £259,866

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2

Hot Jobs: Business Analyst, Sales Rep, Recruitment Consultant

17. Oxford – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

Population: 159,994

Median base salary: £32,000

Average home value: £502,452

Job satisfaction rating: 3.4

Hot Jobs: Personal Banking Advisor, Project Manager, Research Scientist

18. Liverpool – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

Population: 552,267

Median base salary: £26,000

Average home value: £159,121

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2

Hot Jobs: Recruitment Consultant, Audiologist, Sales Administrator

19. Birmingham – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

Population: 1,085,810

Median base salary: £30,000

Average home value: £177,941

Job satisfaction rating: 3.0

Hot Jobs: Finance Manager, Sales Manager, Business Analyst

20. Derby – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

Population: 255,394

Median base salary: £33,727

Average home value: £190,236

Job satisfaction rating: 3.0

Hot Jobs: Tax Manager, Registered Nurse, Accountant

The emergence of some of Britain’s key industrial and northern cities has meant that Britain’s capital city, London, is outside the Top 20 on this 2016 list.

“Cambridge has long had a reputation for one of Britain’s most loved cities, but now it’s emerged as a prime spot for high-tech companies which is clearly having an impact on where people decide to live and work,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist.

“These results are a reminder that although there are more jobs in London and employees are generally pretty satisfied, it is a competitive place to work and an expensive place to live. Towns and cities such as Nottingham, Leeds and Reading offer decent salaries and job prospects combined with a lower cost of living which means your money will go further, you can save, and still and have a good quality of life.”