There is indeed, according to Adzuna. This job search engine recently released their latest research into the best cities in South Africa to find a job.
The best cities to find a job
Johannesburg offers job seekers the most opportunities, as can be expected. At the end of September 2019, more than 16,000 positions were advertised in the City of Gold.
Cape Town comes in at a close second, with just over 12,000 jobs advertised, while Pretoria lands itself the third spot.
The bottom three cities on the list are East London, Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg. You might have to look a little longer for your dream job in these cities, but there are still opportunities available if you’re in the right occupation.
|City||Number of Jobs on Offer|
These are the sectors hiring right now
The top three sectors in South Africa are engineering, IT, and finance. According to Adzuna, ‘strong demand for a limited supply of skilled professionals in IT and engineering reflects in the salaries of these roles too, with the average salaries for these jobs being three times as much as the average national salary per year’.
Here’s how industries are hiring in each city:
|City||Highest Demand Jobs||Lowest Demand Jobs|
|Johannesburg||IT, Finance, Engineering||Healthcare, Retail, HR|
|Cape Town||IT, Accounting, Engineering||Logistics, Customer Service, Manufacturing|
|Pretoria||Finance, IT, Admin||Customer Service, Healthcare, Logistics|
|Durban||Engineering, Accounting, Admin||Construction, Manufacturing, Retail|
|East Rand||Finance, Admin, Sales||Construction, Retail, IT|
Here’s how to find out if you’re eligible to work in South Africa…
As a foreign national, you must have a valid work visa to take up employment in South Africa. Our advice is thus to do an immigration eligibility assessment before sending in that job application.
You can take our immigration assessment here – and it’s totally free! Once you’ve completed it, one of our immigration consultants will contact you to discuss your eligibility and the way forward.