Which European country has the most graduate jobs in finance?

by | Jan 22, 2023

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Finance continues to dominate as one of the most desirable career paths for recent graduates, partly due to the generous salaries that finance roles provide.  

Whilst there are plenty of finance graduate job listings all around Europe, which country has the most? CMC Markets has used data from EuroJobs to discover which European country has the most finance graduate job listings in the last 30 days. 

Country Number of Entry-Level Finance Graduate Listings (EuroJobs) Average Finance Grad Job Salary (EUR) Average Finance Grad Job Salary (GBP) 
France 114,947 €39,171 £33,801 
United Kingdom 113,952 €36,675 £31,613 
Germany 66,338 €40,000 £34,516 
Netherlands 32,352 €43,910 £37,890 
Italy 12,539 €28,000 £24,161 
Poland 10,100 €30,561 £26,343 
Belgium 9,426 €37,557 £32,408 
Switzerland 9,390 €70,942 £61,147 
Ireland 9,334 €30,000 £25,887 
Spain 5,099 €30,818 £26,593 
Portugal 3,263 €22,818 £19,689 
Austria 2,814 €33,345 £28,773 
Denmark 2,565 €60,029 £51,711 
Sweden 2,084 €44,136 £38,016 
Greece 1,305 €24,816 £21,414 
Romania 902 €12,871 £11,090 
Norway 772 €45,649 £39,332 
Hungary 690 €16,559 £14,268 
Finland 421 €36,000 £31,064 
Turkey 300 €12,547 £10,816 

France takes first place as the European country with the most graduate jobs in finance, with 114,947 job listings in the last 30 days. The average salary for a graduate finance job in France is €39,171 or £33,801.  

The UK is next, with 113,952 finance-related graduate job listings on EuroJobs in the last 30 days. The average salary is around €36,675 or £31,613. 


Germany has 66,338 job listings for finance graduate jobs, whilst the Netherlands has 32,352. Italy has 12,539, and Poland has 10,100. 

Switzerland is the country which pays the highest salaries for graduate finance roles. According to Glassdoor, the average salary is €70,942 or £61,147. 

Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, said: “There are thousands of finance graduate job listings all over Europe, as our research shows. Working in finance allows graduating students to be exposed to a stimulating, challenging environment early in their careers.  


“Entry-level finance jobs allow the opportunity to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment whilst developing existing skills and growing in confidence. A career in finance will also improve your analytical thinking, decision-making and reporting skills. Through a nationwide survey, Glassdoor recently voted finance manager the second best job in the UK.” 

The study was conducted by CMC Markets, a UK-based financial services company that offers online derivative trading such as spread betting and contracts for differences across world markets such as shares and foreign exchange. Click here to find out more.

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