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Graduate IT Jobs in Edinburgh


Scotland’s capital city remains a hugely sought-after destination for students and graduates, with the city’s blend of beautiful architecture, vibrant festivals and prominent technology sector all contributing to Edinburgh’s popularity.

Edinburgh has a metropolitan area population of over 780,000, making it feel markedly smaller than neighboring Glasgow but at the same time just as cosmopolitan. Edinburgh also boasts the second strongest economy in the UK as the Scottish capital continues to go from strength to strength.

Outstanding Universities

The University of Edinburgh is a renowned Russell Group institution, ranked at 20th overall out of the UK universities and even more impressively at 11th for Computer Science. The University is also ranked within the UK’s top 10 research universities.

Edinburgh is also home to Heriot-Watt University which also enjoys a strong reputation for technology degrees, being ranked within the UK’s top 30 for Computer Science and comfortably within the UK’s top 40 overall.

Other prominent Edinburgh universities include Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.

Job Opportunities

Edinburgh presents mouth-watering opportunities for graduates from technology disciplines, with the Financial Times underlining the Scottish capital’s potential when it named the city as the “Best Large European City of the Future”.

The city’s Technology and Software sectors are thriving and Edinburgh’s rise as a major digital cluster is partly attributed to the innovation within the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.

Prominent technology employers include SkyScanner and Fanduel whilst major companies such as Amazon and Microsoft continue to invest in their Edinburgh based development centers.

Additionally, the city is also the base for two major technology incubators, Codebase and Techcube.

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