Portugal is located in South Europe and is a Republic, subdivided into autonomous regions (Azores and Madeira archipelagos) and 5 continental regions.

On the 2nd trimester 2018, Portugal had a population of 10.2 million and an active population of more than 5.2 million. The activity rate was 50.9% - 59% if you consider the age group >15;

On the 2nd trimester 2018 the national unemployment rate was 6.7%.

Employers in Portugal are looking for new talent in many different areas: IT (Programming & Data Analysis), Customer Service, Shared Service Centres / BPO (Business Process Outsourcing), Medical Insurance, Digital Marketing, Telecom (Engineering Services), Industry (Pharmaceuticals, Fiber Optics, Metallic Constructions, Food), Hospitality and Agriculture.


Requested language skills


English (mandatory), French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Slovenian, Czech; but also… Russian, Mandarin, Turkish, Arabic; Portuguese is always a plus



Requested IT skills:


Java, .NET, JavaScript, jQuery, Tibco, C#, ASP.NET, Spring MVC, Angular JS, HTML5, CSS3, Python, PHP, Node.js, Django, RoR, React, Knockout.js, Backbone.js, SQL, Linux, SAP (ABAP/ABAP OO, IDOCs, ALE, BAPIS, RFC, Smart Forms, SAP Script, Web Dynpro), among others


Further info:

Labour market + living and working in Portugal:

Are you a non-EU citizen wishing to work in Portugal?


 See the EU Immigration Portal or The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration.