Do you work for one of the UK's 25 most attractive employers?

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It's causing fevered debate in offices. Politicians are clashing over it. The cats of social media are up in arms about it.

Yep, LinkedIn's list of the UK's top 25 most sought-after employers is out - and the good news is that City institutions are faring pretty well.

The list, based on analysis of the site's 20m members, put John Lewis at the top, followed by Virgin Media and Harrods.

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Also among the household names are Google, online retail giant Asos and Jaguar Land Rover.

But City institutions including KPMG, PwC and Deloitte also got a shout-out, with just Deloitte appearing outside the top 20.

Meanwhile, Lloyds was the only bank to be included in the rankings.

Dan Dackombe, director of Linkedin's talent solutions in Europe, said companies were sought-after because they "engage their employees and develop an attractive employer brand".

According to the research, would-be employees are after a strong corporate culture, flexible working (a quarter said they'd rather have flexible hours than a higher salary) and, of course a decent pay packet.

In fact, 49 per cent said salary is an important when weighing up career opportunities. We're an old-fashioned lot, really...

The UK's 25 most sought-after employers

1 John Lewis
2 Virgin Media
3 Harrods
4 Google
5 PA Consulting Group
8 Jaguar Land Rover
9 Amazon
10 Burberry
11 PwC
12 Dixons Carphone
13 Carillion
14 EE
15 Sainsburys
16 Lloyds
17 Facebook
18 Travis Perkins
19 Interserve
20 Selfridges
21 Deloitte UK
22 Arcadia Group ltd
23 House of Fraser
24 Marks and Spencer
25 Net-a-porter Group

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