Jobs in Manchester, United Kingdom

Retooling for the 21st Century

Among its many claims to fame, Manchester, affectionately known as ‘Granadaland,’ has an illustrious television-broadcasting heritage. Between 1956 and 2013, Granada Studios operated purpose-built facilities on Quay Street, where many famous shows were recorded and broadcast. The company moved its operations from city centre to the new MediaCityUK in 2013, but Granada House will remain as a reminder of the glory days, with plans in the works to redevelop it as an exhibition space and bespoke hotel. The redevelopment of the Quay Street properties is part of the much larger Spinningfields Development which Allied London has been implementing for the past 20 years. This project was necessitated by the IRA bombing of Manchester on June 15, 1996. Warning was given and people evacuated, but much of the city’s centre, already rebuilt once after WWII, was destroyed again. Since then, Spinningfields has transformed the physical appearance of the downtown area and rejuvenated the economy through a combination of new office buildings and skilful conversion of historic sites into shopping centres and fine living spaces which preserve the original architecture. Manchester’s city centre now has the largest office market outside London, attracting both domestic and foreign companies to locate there, and a thriving restaurant scene and night-time economy.

In the 19th century Manchester was a major centre for the cotton milling industry. As the century progressed, producers of industrial machinery and chemicals for the cotton industry diversified and the city soon became the largest industrial centre in the UK. The contrast of capitalist wealth and the poverty of the working classes in Manchester provided the inspiration for Marxist thought and gave rise to the trade union movement. Cotton processing and trading and heavy industry both started to decline in the 1960s. When economic policy changed in 1979, the city experienced a further sharp decline in manufacturing and loss of jobs from which it never fully recovered. Today’s growth sectors include financial and business services, communications and media, health and public services, all of which require a knowledge-based skill set. Apart from electronics and optics, manufacturing is no longer a significant contributor to the city economy, and the unemployment rate for unskilled workers remains high. Opportunities for them are increasingly provided by the unskilled support services sector.

Lifestyle and Culture

Greater Manchester is a football city. It is home to two top contenders for championship titles in English and international football – Manchester City and Manchester United. Since the Madchester era of the 1980s locals have also followed the pop music scene. Large performance venues such as the Manchester Arena and local clubs in the city centre both offer regular live shows. Besides Spinningfields, another lively scene with more laid-back cafes and clubs has emerged in the Bohemian Northern Quarter. Manchester’s museums celebrate the city’s history and its performing arts scene (theatre, orchestral music, opera, dance, film) is one of the finest outside London. Deansgate Locks, Castlefield and The Ropeworks offer modern downtown apartment living. Chorlton and Didsbury offer a cosmopolitan café culture to the south, and good accommodation with can be found in Whitefield and Prestwich to the north. The Metrolink tram system runs along arterial routes which connect the suburbs to the centre.

Manchester Facts and Figures

Diversity (Percent of population born outside the UK)

  • 8% in 2001 and 13% in 2011, compared to national averages of 9% in 2001 and 13% in 2011

Structure of the Economy

  • Private sector jobs as share of total jobs in 2015: 74.04% compared to 62 cities’ average of 73.51%. Of which, Knowledge-intensive business services 14.61% (Rank 11 of 62), Other services 44.42% (Rank 19 of 62), Manufacturing 7.82% (Rank 35 of 62)
  • Gini coefficient of inequality in 2013: 0.40 (Rank 35 of 58)

Economic Performance in 2015

  • Business innovation (net new start-ups as percent of total number of businesses): 5.32% (Rank 29 of 63)
  • Employment rate: 69.7% of working age population (Rank 45 of 63)
  • Gross value added (GVA) per worker: £48,352 (Rank 33 of 62)

2017 Cost of Living Index for London compared to reference city (Prague): 163 compared to 226 in London and 100 in Prague

Climate (30-year averages): 152 rainy days and 867 mm of rainfall per year; average temperature range from 5.5 C to 13.2 C

Based on comparable data on diversity and the economy compiled by Centre for Cities for the 63 largest cities and towns in the UK, cost of living data compiled by www.expatistan.com and climate data from UK Met Office.

United Kingdom Manchester
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