The 19 best towns and cities to work in Britain

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Job research website Glassdoor has pulled together a list of what it thinks are the best towns and cities in the UK to work in.

Places of all sizes all over the UK make it onto the list, but surprisingly London is not one of them.

Glassdoor's new job report measures three key features to determine an area's "jobs score," which is marked out of five:

  • How easy it is to get a job (hiring opportunity).
  • How affordable it is to live there (cost of living).
  • How satisfied employees are working there (overall job satisfaction).
Glassdoor's chief economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain said in a statement:

"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."

Here are the UK town and cities that made the list:

This story was originally published by Glassdoor.

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T=17. Birmingham — 3.4.

T=17. Birmingham — 3.4.

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

T=17. Liverpool — 3.4.

T=17. Liverpool — 3.4.

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

T=17. Oxford — 3.4.

T=17. Oxford — 3.4.

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

T=12. Edinburgh — 3.5.

T=12. Edinburgh — 3.5.

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

T=12. Glasgow — 3.5.

T=12. Glasgow — 3.5.

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

T=12. Bristol — 3.5

T=12. Bristol — 3.5

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

T=12. Warrington — 3.5.

T=12. Warrington — 3.5.

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

T=12. Aberdeen — 3.5.

T=12. Aberdeen — 3.5.

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

T=8. Manchester — 3.6.

T=8. Manchester — 3.6.

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

T=8. Swindon — 3.6.

T=8. Swindon — 3.6.

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

T=8. Northampton — 3.6.

T=8. Northampton — 3.6.

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

T=8. Bradford — 3.6.

T=8. Bradford — 3.6.

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

T=5. Reading — 3.7.

T=5. Reading — 3.7.

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

T=5. Coventry — 3.7.

T=5. Coventry — 3.7.

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

T=5. Peterborough — 3.7.

T=5. Peterborough — 3.7.

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

4. Leeds — 3.8.

4. Leeds — 3.8.

Glassdoor Job Score: 3.8

Population: 474,632

Median base salary: £30,000

Average home value: £195,370

Job satisfaction rating: 3.2

Hot Jobs: Recruitment Consultant, Chef, Project Manager

T=2. Nottingham — 4.0.

T=2. Nottingham — 4.0.

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

T=2. Milton Keynes — 4.0.

T=2. Milton Keynes — 4.0.

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

1. Cambridge — 4.1.

1. Cambridge — 4.1.

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

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