Slough tops list of best places to work in UK

Slough has emerged as a prime spot to live and work in a survey of salaries, vacancies and house prices.

Slough has been named the best town in the country for jobs. A survey of the top 25 locations by job site Glassdoor found Slough first for work, the cost of living and employee satisfaction. Its research showed Slough's median salaries are £35,000, the town has more than 26,000 vacancies and the median price of a house is £390,000. It beat Manchester into second, Cambridge third, Swindon fourth and Stoke-on-Trent fifth. Reading, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Bolton and Oxford make up the rest of the top 10.

This is fantastic news for Slough and we are thrilled to be recognised as a prime location for business. Slough Means Business as a campaign has been promoting the benefits of its location, skills, infrastructure and assets for many years... This in turn has attracted key corporate businesses to both the Slough Trading Estate and town centre. New regeneration around the Heart of Slough and the acquisition of its shopping centres will bring more demand. Slough is truly booming and we're delighted to be recognised as the best place to work in the UK.

Here's what Glassdoor had to say about Slough:

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

Established as a working hub since the 1920s, this town is home to one of the most successful UK economies, with unemployment at just 1.4% and a very high average wage. It also houses one of the largest trading estates in Europe which is said to contain over 400 different companies. Slough is great for those who need to travel for work, with easy access to London, Heathrow Airport, M4, M40 and M25.

Source: Glassdoor

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