Brighton is not only a great area to live in but has plenty of decent job prospects as well. Whether you’re looking to come and live here or planning to commute from a location nearby, the city has become a real growth area in recent years, particularly in the digital sector.
Walk around Brighton’s streets and back alleys, with their quaint shops and stores, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a city entirely devoted to retail and hospitality. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Brighton is home to some big employers such as the University of Sussex, American Express and a growing number of marketing and advertising companies like Brandwatch, energy companies such as EDF and major retailers like Sainsbury’s.
The biggest rising sector in the region is not tourism but digital. Over the last few years, creative industries in the city have grown to be worth over £1 billion and the number of tech startups is increasing quite dramatically. This success has come from local business and the council coming together to make it a suitable place for tech companies to invest, leading to some comparisons with US hub San Francisco.
This change has also led to more jobs in the creative and digital sectors which have proved an attraction for people not only across the Home Counties but around the world.
There are a wide variety of jobs on offer for people looking to work and develop their careers in Brighton. With average monthly salaries of over £1,800 and job growth hitting an all-time high of 11% recently, there are plenty of opportunities out there. Not only that, Brighton is a great city for entertainment and culture that sees millions visit it from around the world each year.