RANKED: The top 17 places to work in the UK

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LONDON – Glassdoor, a leading recruitment and employee review website, has announced this year’s list for the top towns and cities in the UK to work in.

The list, published on Friday, ranks places based on ease of finding a job, employees’ job satisfaction and how affordable it is to live in.

The surprise town in the top spot this year did not even make the shortlist last year.

Keep scrolling for the top 17 places to work in the UK:


= 10. Southampton

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6 Job Openings: 19,319 Median Base Salary: £26,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4 Median Home Value: £285,088 Hot Jobs: Senior Recruitment Consultant, Administrator, Receptionist


= 10. Belfast

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6 Job Openings: 11,775 Median Base Salary: £21,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3 Median Home Value: £157,580 Hot Jobs: Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Restaurant Manager


= 10. Ipswich

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6 Job Openings: 11,446 Median Base Salary: £24,985 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3 Median Home Value: £264,105 Hot Jobs: Quantity Surveyor, Chef, Service Advisor


= 10. Birmingham

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6 Job Openings: 47,551 Median Base Salary: £24,864 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3 Median Home Value: £189,220 Hot Jobs: Sales Executive, Customer Service Advisor, Design Engineer


= 10. Nottingham

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6 Job Openings: 14,698 Median Base Salary: £23,500 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4 Median Home Value: £191,555 Hot Jobs: Teacher, Recruitment Consultant, Project Manager


= 10. Derby

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6 Job Openings: 12,807 Median Base Salary: £25,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4 Median Home Value: £196,993 Hot Jobs: Maintenance Engineer, Production Operator, Truck Driver


= 10. Coventry

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.6 Job Openings: 14,891 Median Base Salary: £27,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.2 Median Home Value: £197,170 Hot Jobs: Quality Engineer, Site Manager, Systems Engineer


= 10. Oxford

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Glassdoor City Score (out of 5): 3.6 Job Openings:18,649 Median Base Salary: £30,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4 Median Home Value: £489,037 Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Chef, Banker


= 8. Bolton

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3 Job Openings: 11,233 Median Base Salary: £21,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3 Median Home Value: £159,690 Hot Jobs: Net Developer, Account Assistant, IT Business Analyst


= 8. Milton Keynes

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.7 Job Openings: 16,164 Median Base Salary: £28,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5 Median Home Value: £301,938 Hot Jobs: Solutions Architect, Communications Manager, HR Manager


= 6. Leeds

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.8 Job Openings: 41,097 Median Base Salary: £24,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3 Median Home Value: £206,143 Hot Jobs: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Building Surveyor


= 6. Reading

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.8 Job Openings: 25,305 Median Base Salary: £35,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4 Median Home Value: £422,120 Hot Jobs: Social Media Manager, Electrician, Sales Executive


= 4. Stoke-on-Trent

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.9 Job Openings: 15,307 Median Base Salary: £31,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4 Median Home Value: 248,514 Hot Jobs: Maintenance Engineer, Account Manager, Facilities Manager


= 4. Swindon

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 3.9 Job Openings: 15,307 Median Base Salary: £31,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4 Median Home Value: 248,514 Hot Jobs: Maintenance Engineer, Account Manager, Facilities Manager


= 2. Cambridge

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 4.0 Job Openings: 21,645 Median Base Salary: £31,225 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5 Median Home Value: £455,299 Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Graphic Designer, Registered Nurse


= 2. Manchester

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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 4.0 Job Openings: 41,555 Median Base Salary: £23,998 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5 Median Home Value: £177,263 Hot Jobs: Data Scientist, Digital Marketing Executive, Retail Store Manager


1. Slough

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Telefonica’s Slough offices.
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Glassdoor Town & City Score (out of 5): 4.2 Job Openings: 26,387 Median Base Salary: £35,000 Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3 Median Home Value: £390,654 Hot Jobs: Mobile Developer, Sales Manager, Recruitment Consultant