Glasgow and Edinburgh Jobs up by a Quarter
A recent survey conducted by job search engine Adzuna finds that tech jobs in Glasgow and Edinburgh make up 30% of all advertised roles.
08:19 27 September 2021
A recent survey conducted by job search engine Adzuna reveals that tech jobs in Edinburgh and Glasgow have increased by 30per cent in the past two years - some of the highest growth in the United Kingdom.
The survey also revealed that general vacancies have also increased by 11.2per cent in Scotland month-on-month throughout 2021 to 46,990 in June. It added that Scottish tech start-ups and scale-ups now collectively employ 135,000 people and that the demand for senior-level employees across all areas of Scottish tech has also increased.
Dr George Windsor, head of insights at Tech Nation, said: “Edinburgh is proving to be one of the fastest-growing tech cities in the UK, with a higher number of opportunities and salaries compared to other cities.
“Glasgow is also making a name for itself as a destination for tech workers, with some of the best cost of living standards compared to the median tech salary of the whole UK.
“With scaling companies in sectors such as fintech and health tech, Scotland’s tech sector is only expected to grow in the next few years.”Digital Secretary Nadine Dorries added: “Scottish tech is booming and this thriving sector is creating exciting opportunities up and down the country.
“The UK Government is determined to see this success continue and is investing heavily to help people in Scotland get the skills they need to seize the opportunities on offer and build back better from the pandemic.”