Permanent staff placements increased in 75 per cent of the monitored English regions during February, led by the Midlands, the data shows.
Solid growth was also registered in both the South and the North, indicating that the majority of areas are seeing new vacancies being created and people filling these positions.
In addition, recruitment consultants pointed to a higher level of job vacancies in the vast majority of regions, particularly in the north and the south, with the south and the midlands both recorded moderate increases in permanent staff salaries.
Tom Hadley, the REC's director of policy and professional services said these are "positive signs" for the jobs market across most regions, with a significant upturn in permanent placements.
Private sector employers are becoming more confident which should result in hiring activity accelerating further in the second part of the year, while temporary market continues to provide an important outlet for employers and jobseekers.
It follows the REC's recent Report on Jobs, compiled with KPMG, which showed that the number of recruitment hopefuls being placed into permanent jobs across the UK reached its highest level in nine months in February.
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