People here already know it, but now Cambridge has been confirmed as the top place to work in the country, according to a new study carried out by employment site Glassdoor.
Judging against criteria including 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 (job satisfaction), Cambridge – which scored 4.1 – narrowly beat Milton Keynes (4), with Nottingham (also at 4) running a close third. Peterborough came fifth in the list.
Cambridge was considered a prime spot because of its successful cluster of high tech companies, while the emergence of some of the growing industrial cities in the North meant London was outside the top 20 of this year’s list.
The top 10 places to work in the UK
- Milton Keynes
Cambridge has by far the highest number of patents per 100,000 population in the UK, with almost 102 (2014 patents granted through the UK Intellectual Property Office only). Aberdeen, the second ranked city, recorded 19.7 patents per 100,000 population in the same year. Read more in the original report from the Centre for Cities here.