Job opportunities soar by 80%

Published: 29 March 2019

The number of jobs advertised in Edinburgh has surged significantly in the last two years, according to new analysis.

There has also been a rise in the number of people applying for jobs in Scotland’s capital, increasing around 36% from 178,584 in 2016 to 242,089 in 2018.

Figures from job platform Totaljobs showed that the number of posts advertised rose 80% from 13,304 in 2016 to 23,943 in 2018. 

There is a thriving jobs market in Edinburgh with a huge number of opportunities not only for jobseekers in the area but also those considering relocating for work...

Martin Talbot, Director, Totaljobs


Martin Talbot, director at Totaljobs, said: “It has been great to see the impact of big investment in the area, like the transformational development of Edinburgh St James, helping to spur on the jobs market in the city. Business growth has meant the rise in vacancies outpaces applications, so there’s a wide range of roles available for talent in Edinburgh".

Business Minister Jamie Hepburn MSP said: “The increase in employment opportunities in Edinburgh is a welcome statistic. With sustained investment in the city,  Edinburgh is well-placed to continue to attract new talent...”

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