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Key IT job trends for 2016

Scott Carey | Dec. 24, 2015
A look back at another good year for the IT industry and what 2016 may bring for IT professionals

This trend extends to hires made from the US to London-based tech firms, where firms are offering as much as £85,500 to candidates coming from New York and £91,600 from San Francisco. According to the numbers, London firms are also recruiting heavily from Spain, Sweden and France, but there is less salary-focused data available for these hires.

10. But London still dominates the regions

10. But London still dominates the regions
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According to the Q3 Tech Cities Job Watch report, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol continue to present IT professionals with the most opportunities outside of London. However, there are still over double the amount of roles advertised in London (36,000 in Q3 alone) to the rest of the country (17,000). The gap is closing though, with the number of roles being advertised in the regions continuing to grow quarter on quarter.

There are certainly some great opportunities in the regions when it comes to certain skills. For example, a big data role in Edinburgh pays on average £69,733. That's nearly £5,000 more than the London average. Similarly, cloud skills are in demand in Newcastle upon Tyne, with average salaries just over £1,000 less than that paid in London at £55,821.

Source: Computerworld UK


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