CAPITAL JOBS GROWTH POWERING AHEAD

Edinburgh’s job-growth is soaring above the national average for the second month running. Job postings for roles in the city rose by 61.2% last month, compared to May 2014 – once again placing it above the nation’s average job growth of 29.8%.

According to research by CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, this is the second consecutive month that the city has seen the highest job growth in the UK; last month it saw year-on-year job growth of 79%, compared to the nation’s average of 43%. Job postings in May 2015 peaked at 827, signifying rapid and sustained growth for Edinburgh.

The top 3 industries with the highest number of job postings in May 2015 were:

  1. Construction – 128 jobs (15.4% of all job postings)
  2. Engineering – 108 jobs (13% of all job postings)
  3. Administration – 69 jobs (8.3% of all job postings)

In addition, the top 3 industries with the highest number of job applications in May 2015 were:

  1. Administration – 1,738 applications (15.7% of all applications)
  2. Sales – 1,379 applications (12.4% of all applications)
  3. Construction – 1,321 applications (11.9% of all applications)

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