'LONDON IS THE CENTRE OF THE technology WORLD'
Tired of the Silicon Roundabout? You're tired of life
Demand for IT jobs in London grew by 18 per cent in the last quarter compared with the same period in 2010.
Meanwhile, code monkey jobs dominated the recruitment market, according to employment outfit CWJobs.
It said London positions now make up 33 per cent of all UK-based IT jobs advertised on its site.
More than 37,000 job ads for positions in the capital were posted on CWJobs – the IT jobs site which ran the survey – in the past three months.
"It's promising to see that the government's investment in the IT sector is being reflected in the recruitment market," said the company's website director Richard Nott.
"The quality of IT candidates in the UK is extremely high and often underestimated, so by positioning London at the centre of the technology world, we hope students, graduates and IT specialists will be inspired to take advantage of the opportunities available to them."
Demand for developers means ads recruiting them make up 39 per cent of all job ads posted on the recruitment site in the UK.
Code skills most in demand by tech firms are the usual suspects: SQL, C, C# and Java.
But developers with Agile, VMware and Scrum skills are now more in demand, the survey noted.
It found IT jobs ads for the public sector, financial sector, retail, media and manufacturing were all flat to steady in the last quarter. ®
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Why bloody London!
IT Jobs can be done anywhere (outsourcing anyone?) - yet this 'sucking sound' from London that seems to want to consume all and sundry continues.
The salaries look good where you are now but you'll be living in a one-bed flat till the end of time or commuting for 2 hours each way if you actually take the job and move to London. I really don't see the draw.
You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy
London is dirty, overcrowded, over expensive and quite frankly I don' t understand why companies seem to be drawn to London. Companies even have to pay more for their staff, which to me is a false economy.
There are far better cities to operate from that don't have the London costs, have a good transport network and have highly skilled worker, especially in IT & Technology. Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds are all good hubs, central to every corner of Britain.
So, 2/3 UK IT jobs are outside of London!
With good reason. Who wants to live and work in London (or even worse, work in London and endure a ridiculous commute into and out of the smoke?)
Why does any business want to base itself in London when the UK has lots of other great cities and towns which provide much cheaper, nicer and more friendly places to live and work?