Job search engine Adzuna has analysed the salary and vacancy data from over 7,000 job advertisements in Norfolk, to bring you the top 6 locations in the county to look for a new position.
If a big paycheck is what you’re looking for, then Great Yarmouth tops the list when it comes to finding a job. With average advertised salaries coming in at £29,603, it pays more than any other town or city in Norfolk. It also gets bonus points for being right on the coastline – and who wouldn’t want to work with a view of the sea?
Over 4,500 jobs are currently on offer in the city of Norwich – more than 5 times the amount of vacancies that were seen in runners up King’s Lynn! For the go getters that love the hustle and bustle of city life, but enjoy knowing that there are still plenty of open greens nearby, this is the place for you. But be warned. A two bedroom pad in the city values at £197,200 on average, making it one of the most expensive places live in the county.
Diss has a population of just 7,572 residents which may leave some of you wondering: what does this tiny market town have to offer job hunters? Well for one, the smaller population means competition for job roles here is a lot less fierce than in the city. In fact, with 284 jobs currently up for grabs, it has the lowest population to vacancy ratio of all the towns we analysed.
King’s Lynn had the second highest number of job vacancies in Norfolk (890) and landed in the top 3 for towns handing out the highest paychecks (£27,584 on average). For job seekers not wanting to be in the city, King’s seems like a no brainer destination. House prices here are still on the higher end though, with a 2 bedroom apartment flat selling for £188,407 on average.
Thetford is a great place for engineers wanting a change of scene. Not only does the profession make up 17% of the 592 jobs in the area, it also pays the most. Maintenance engineers for instance get paid £34,440 on average, working out at 23% more than the town’s average salary and those with more senior experience could be earning over £65,000 per annum.
Dereham has the lowest number of job ads amongst our top 6 so why include it in the list of best places to find a job? Well for one, the town has seen promising growth with the number of job vacancies increasing by 25% since May last year. Better still, with healthcare, nursing and social working jobs making up 30% of all the vacancies offered in Dereham, it’s a great place for care service workers looking to dive straight into the industry.