Revealed: research predicts London will lose teaching talent to Manchester over house prices

Teachers have skills which are in high demand across the UK – which means they are often only limited by their housing budget.

With average minimum salaries of around £22,500 in both Manchester and London,  and plenty of positions available, new research from Randstad Education reveals that being flexible with location will offer new teachers a better standard of living.

The average house price in Manchester is just over £197,000, 40% less than the £484,000 in London, as teacher salaries have failed to keep pace with property prices.

Randstad Education used their research to create a guide based on average teacher salary and house prices to identify the best locations for teachers to consider – and their findings confirm why  Manchester is being increasingly seen as an attractive city for a teacher to start their career and continue their life.

Liverpool has the highest average maximum salary, of just under £50,000. House prices in the area are the lowest across all 13 cities profiled at just £185 a week rent. Putting Liverpool top of the league when it comes to salary vs property prices.

The teachers’ guide has an interactive map showing 13 major cities, detailing their average salaries compared to average house prices and average weekly rent. Helping candidates to assess the best location for their financial status.

Victoria Short, managing director of Randstad Public Services said:

“Home ownership is the dream of most workers hoping to work their way up the property ladder but as our guide shows location influences how much teachers need to save to realise that ambition.

“It’s no surprise average house prices are highest in London and while the capital offers workers an attractive mix of jobs and lifestyle options, our guide shows where in the country teachers can do the job they love with the bonus of more affordable housing and cheaper rent.”

The full report can be viewed here – https://www.randstad.co.uk/affordable-places-in-the-uk-for-teachers/

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