Job vacancies are at their highest for four years, although salaries remain "static", according to a new report.
Recruitment firm Reed said jobs had risen by almost a quarter over the past year, with almost 8,000 new posts added to its website in one day last month.
Vacancies in manufacturing and retail were said to be particularly buoyant - up by almost a third compared with a year ago .
Although the best performing sector was construction, with a 78% increase, said Reed.
But pay remained the same as a year ago and was 4% lower than four years ago.
James Reed, chairman of reed.co.uk, said: “Our vacancy figures have indicated an improving picture of the state of the UK economy since before the beginning of 2013.
“While previously growth was being driven by a handful of sectors and locations, encouragingly September saw jobs growth across the vast majority of sectors and across all regions.
“Amidst all the positive indicators, the absence of salary growth continues to temper wider optimism. Pay has remained static for the past three months now and our figures show that since our index began in 2009, employees won’t have noticed an improvement in their pay packets.
“While it is clear that 2013 will be far more fruitful for jobseekers than 2012, there is still a sense that salaries aren’t going anywhere fast.”