Research carried out by Reed for its Job Index, which polled 8,000 UK recruiters, found that recruitment levels were up six per cent last month compared with February 2011, while they are now and 40 per cent higher than the Index baseline set in December 2009.
Employer demand across every UK region increased last month, with the north-west of England having 20 per cent more job opportunities in February compared with the previous month.
The number of jobs available in London also rose by ten per cent, while salaries for new jobs also increased a number of industries.
Commenting on the report, Martin Warnes, managing director of Reed, said conditions are clearly easing and job creation should strengthen even more over the coming months.
"A rise in new jobs to a two-year high is encouraging, especially as this growth has been spread across a wide range of employment sectors and in every UK region," he explained.
"Moreover, salaries have finally returned to the levels of late-2009 which may provide some relief to employees whose income has been squeezed in recent years."
It comes after the latest poll carried out by the Institute of Directors indicated that the majority of the UK's business leaders remain confident that the economic situation in the country will improve in the coming months.
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