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Derby named in the top 25 best places to live and work in the country


Derby has been named as one of the best cities to live and work in the UK in an annual league table, placed ahead of cities such as Birmingham and Nottingham.
The league table by Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job sites, judged cities on how easy it is to get a job, how affordable it is to live there and how satisfied employees working there are.
Derby features in Glassdoor’s latest table listing the 25 Best Towns and Cities to Work In and is placed 12th, ahead of Nottingham in 13th and Birmingham in 14th. Leicester does not feature in the top 25.
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The study looked at all towns or cities with a population over 150,000. Surprisingly, cities like London, Edinburgh and Liverpool do not feature.
But Slough – the town immortalised by David Brent in the BBC sitcom The Office – was named as the number one town or city to live and work in.

Derby is a hotbed for manufacturing
In the research, Glassdoor said that Derby had 12,807 job openings, a job satisfaction score of 3.4 out of five, with a median base salary of £25,000 and a median home value of £196,993.
It said that the most popular roles available in the city were for maintenance engineers, production operators and truck drivers.

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Explaining why Slough had bagged the top spot, Dr Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor, said: “With large multinational businesses establishing themselves in Slough, along with high average salaries and close proximity to major transport hubs such as Heathrow Airport, the Berkshire town has now emerged as a prime spot to live and work.
“Although people in London are generally satisfied, it has proven not only to be an expensive place to live, but also an ultra-competitive city in which to find a job.”
The Top 25 Towns and Cities to Work In
1. Slough
2. Manchester
3. Cambridge
4. Swindon
5. Stoke
6. Reading
7. Leeds
8. Milton Keynes
9. Bolton
10. Oxford
11. Coventry
13. Nottingham
14. Birmingham
15. Ipswich
16. Belfast
17. Southampton
18. Aberdeen
19. Luton
20. Dundee
21. Newcastle
22. Bristol
23. Blackpool
24. Hull
25. Peterborough
Source: Derby Telegraph