Solihull Overview Solihull is a town in the West Midlands, and is located 9 miles southeast of Birmingham City Centre. ...
Solihull is a town in the West Midlands, and is located 9 miles southeast of Birmingham City Centre. With a population of 94,753, and ranked as the best place to live in November 2013 by the uSwitch Quality of Life Index, Solihull is one of the most well-off towns in the English midlands.
According to the data from uSwitch, Solihull is an expensive place to live, with high house prices, high energy bills and heavy council tax imposed. But this is offset by the high salaries that are paid, with an average of £27,435 a year (well above the national average), which means that the residents of Solihull do have a large disposable income.
There are five universities within a 16 mile radius of Solihull, offering plenty of opportunities for local students. The M40 and M42 both pass through the town of Solihull, and Birmingham International Airport is located in Solihull, meaning transport links are excellent for those who work in this town.
Solihull Job Opportunities
Land Rover's main production plant is situated in Solihull and offers good employment. Many other local businesses and companies have their bases in Solihull: Cooks the Bakery, Enterprise Inns, and the personal loan provider, Paragon, all do.
A council-led initiative in Solihull has focused upon an 'Economic Development Strategy' to boost businesses, thus meaning there are a good range of high-paying jobs available, such as marketing analyst strategic planning jobs, account managing jobs, and design engineer, to name just a few.
Solihull Employment Trends
Overall unemployment in Solihull is a measly 1.4%, lower than the national average. A report from Solihull council predicts that higher-skilled occupations will account for 45% of all employment in Solihull in the year 2020, while jobs in personal services will increase the most over the next five years.