A study released today by resourcing specialist Experis has found, with almost one in three IT jobs now being offered outside of the capital, technology talent could be tempted away from London.
In the third quarter of 2015, the number of IT jobs advertised in London dropped by eight per cent to 35,610, Experis’s latest Tech Cities Job Watch report revealed.
The amount of jobs announced in the other nine Tech Cities in the report chopped by just one per cent, by comparison
London is still the best paid city for IT professionals looking for a permanent role, with an average salary of £52, 649. But, salaries in other cities rose while London salaries slid one per cent during the last quarter. Salaries in Manchester went up five per cent to £38,474, whereas salaries in Cambridge increased seven per cent to £44,821.
With average salaries in Birmingham (£66,667) and Edinburgh (£69,733) beating the average salary on offer in London (£65,682), those skilled in big data could be better off looking outside the capital.
Managing director, Experis Europe, Geoff Smith explained, “The proportion of roles advertised in Tech Cities outside of London has been on the rise since the start of the year”. “In this quarter closely one in every three jobs we’ve examined is now being existing outer the UK’s tech capital. This has been the leading drift through 2015: a country revitalized by positive economic sentiment to hi-tech skills. Efforts related to government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative are set to further support this trend.”
With the number of contract roles marketed growing by six per cent over the last three months, those seeking out contract work were also in luck.
“Contract roles are being used to coax short term, flexible workers in at attractive rates”, added Smith.