Bath named the UK’s event job hotspot

The ongoing pandemic has heavily impacted the events industry over the past 12 months. But with venues now back up and running, Bath takes the crown as the city with the most event vacancies.

Following a staggering 355% increase in Google searches for the term “event jobs near me” in the last six months¹, a new study from events specialists AYRE Event Solutions reveals the top ten event job hotspots in the UK² by analysing the percentage of total available job vacancies that are within the events industry.

The results reveal the top ten UK cities with the highest percentage3 of events related jobs are :

Bath – 13%

London – 12%

Manchester – 11%

Liverpool – 11%

Brighton – 11%

Chester – 11%

Edinburgh – 10%

York – 9%

Birmingham – 9%

Leeds – 9%

The new research indicates that Bath, the largest city in the county of Somerset, is the place to be if you want a career in the events industry, with 13% of all jobs in that location being event-related. Currently, in the city, 338 of the 2,625 job vacancies are for event-specific roles.

Some of the event-related jobs available in Bath include an event chef, an event executive and an events coordinator. In total, there are 21 event executive roles and 21 event manager roles currently available. Delving into the average salary of an event job in Bath, this comes in at £30,127, which is 5% higher than the county average salary (£28,829).

Taking the second spot is London, with 12% of the jobs in this location being event-related. Following a 316% increase in people searching for “event jobs London”, the capital is currently advertising 24,198 event-related jobs. However, with the average London salary standing at over £43,000, event jobs in the capital are 10% lower than the average city salary.

Managing director of AYRE, Chris Ayre commented on the study: “The events industry has been one of the most affected by the ongoing government restrictions. From wedding planners to festival organisers, people have had to find other ways of making an income, for some, this meant changing industries completely. But with restrictions now lifted for most events and festivals, it’s exciting to see the industry picking up again, and the increase of event jobs being advertised.

“Interestingly, Bath takes the top spot on the top ten list of event job hotspots, which highlights how the exciting arts and entertainment culture in the UK spreads further than London. There are thousands of events and festivals coming up in the next year, and I encourage people to explore the fun and diverse experiences the UK has to offer.

“For those who graduated from university this year and are on the lookout for a new and thrilling industry to be a part of, events could be for you, and these top ten cities are a great starting point for your event job search. The events industry has always been a great industry to be part of, and I truly believe now is the perfect time to start a career in it”

To find out more about the UK’s event job hotspots, please visit: https://www.ayre.events/the-uks-top-ten-event-job-hotspots-revealed/

Sources:

Google trends data correct as of the 18th of August 2021

Study of 20 UK cities and their event job availability conducted in August 2021

Total number of available jobs in each city ÷ the number of events related jobs. Number of jobs collected from the Adzuna search engine in August 2021

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