IT recruitment specialist Experis has published a report on the state of the UK IT jobs market in the first quarter of 2015. The report analysed over 59,000 UK IT jobs advertised between January and March and is the second in the Tech Cities Job Watch series.
The report found that the total number of IT roles advertised across the UK grew by 9 percent, whilst the average permanent salary in IT rose by 3 percent, now standing at £48, 820, indicating that the demand for these skills outweighs the supply.
Tech skills in demand
As technology continues to creep into all aspects of business, companies in cities across the UK compete for top tech talent, in order to build their capability to innovate and cater to demand. The highest paid salaries were for roles in big data, whilst the IT security and cloud disciplines outgrew all others.
The Experis Tech Cities Job Watch report released this week is designed to provide employers with a barometer of changing trends within the technology sector. According to Experis, the largest IT recruitment specialist in Europe, a general shortage of skilled IT professionals across the country has resulted in sharp competition in five key technology disciplines, in particular: IT security, cloud, mobile, big data and web development.
London tops the average salaries
For this report, Experis selected ten cities in the UK that are rapidly developing reputations as technology cluster hubs: London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Sheffield. London was found to have the highest average salary for IT workers at £52,982.