Q4 2015 Tech Cities Job Watch

Tech Cities Job Watch is the Experis quarterly survey of hiring demand and salaries, developed as a means of tracking the evolving IT opportunities within 10 UK cities that are rapidly developing reputations as technology cluster hubs: London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, and in this issue, Leeds.

In the Q4 2015 edition of the report, we continue to focus on five key technology disciplines facing a shortage of skilled IT professionals across the country: IT Security, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Web Development, and compare the change in recruitment trends since Q3, 2015.

Report Highlights

  • Tech salaries outstrip UK wage growth as firms invest in permanent staff over contractors
  • Percentage of permanent compared to contractor roles increases by 3% on previous year
  • Importance of IT security reflected with largest pay rises (10% day rate, 3.55% salary)
  • 35% of tech roles are now outside London – an increase of 7% on previous year