UK employers are showing more signs of being able to offer job security to their staff as new figures show a huge rise in permanent placements counterbalancing a drop in temporary roles.

Today sees the release of the February ‘Report on Jobs’ from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG – available at onrec.com – which shows the number of full-time jobs rising at the fastest pace since March 2010.

The report is considered the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, and job seekers should take a great deal of positivity out of the huge leap in permanent vacancies.

Full-time placements grew at the fastest rate in the North of England, while the rate of growth in the Midlands outpaced the expansion seen in London and the South for the first time in months.

There was more good news for Brits looking for permanent roles, as thisismoney.co.uk claims salaries offered to workers in full-time employment over February rose at the sharpest rate since October 2007.

Those looking for part-time jobs were let down slightly by the index as the number of opportunities grew at the slowest pace in three months. However, the figure still rose during February as thousands of professionals found new work.

Finally, as more work is created, it’s of little surprise to see a decrease in candidates applying for jobs in Britain. The report showed the availability of staff dropping at the sharpest rate in over nine years, providing evidence that more people are finally managing to find work.