Q1 2017 Tech Cities Job Watch

Q1 2017 Tech Cities Job Watch
Combining latest market intelligence with Experis insights and expertise, Tech Cities Job Watch provides employers with a barometer of the changing workforce dynamics UK employers face across five tech disciplines: Big Data, Cloud, IT Security, Mobile and Web Development.

This latest report places a spotlight on Big Data, and analyses how the need to drive more business value out of information is impacting the workforce.

The Q1 2017 Tech Cities Job Watch report reveals that:

  • Demand for permanent Big Data professionals increased by 51.8% compared to the same period of 2016, and by 24.6% compared to last quarter
  • Permanent Big Data salaries saw a sharp year-on-year increase of 4%
  • Average Big Data salaries (£67,399) and day rates (£528) were the highest out of the five tech disciplines.

In an age when we’re producing more digital information than ever before, these findings show that businesses recognise the need for long-term, ongoing investment in Big Data skills, so they can drive more business value from their information.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation coming into effect in 2018 will also have a significant impact on businesses, challenging them on both a Big Data and IT Security perspective. As a result, the pressure is on for businesses to get their data practices in order to ensure they comply.

Download the full report to find out more.

For a snapshot of the latest tech workforce trends, take a look at our new Tech Cities Job Watch infographic below. Alternatively, click here to download the PDF.

Q1 2017 Tech Cities Job Watch - Infographic - Key Trends
Q1 2017 Tech Cities Job Watch - Infographic - Salary Watch
Q1 2017 Tech Cities Job Watch - Infographic - Growth Figures