Workers in cities including Liverpool, received pay rises of more than 11% this year, research suggests. Glasgow and Southampton also fared well.
Advertised salaries were 11.9% higher in Liverpool in November compared with a year ago - while the figure was just 1.8% in Leeds, said jobs site CV-Library.
Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library, said: "This staggering increase in salaries is a direct result of the ongoing struggles facing UK businesses.
"As companies continues to try and hire talented new recruits, it's clear from the data that they're pulling out all the stops, offering competitive salaries in a bid to secure the top talent.
"Professionals looking to make their next career move should consider these key cities when searching for a role in the new year.
"For those considering a new role, there are plenty of exciting opportunities available, as job vacancies were also on the rise in November."