The tech industry is growing swiftly and on a worldwide level. In the UK, the growth rate of IT is higher than any other industry, with a percentage of incredible 32 percent in 2014. According to statistics, the industry turnover at this time reached £161 billion. This certainly makes you love your career choice even more, doesn’t it?
The UK isn’t the only place with such steep growing rates of demand and job positions, but it definitely comes at the very top when it comes to opportunities for IoT specialists in Europe. So you updated your CV and ready for your fisrt job. And while there are a variety of factors that you should consider before moving into a city and pursuing a career choice there, the choices in our list will surely help you find your perfect place to work.
So you created your CV and you are ready for your first job. Here are the cities where you can start.
Of course it is London! Not every job opportunity is there, but London was and remains one of the best places to find an IT position in the UK! The number of jobs in the technology sector grows every year. In fact, just three years ago, over 59 thousand new positions opened in a year.
There’s no doubt about it – London is a great spot for those with an expertise in the IT industry, both in terms of opportunities and salary. With an average of incredible £72,500, you should certainly think twice before you cross it off your list.
London & Partners have chosen London as the most popular city for technology talents in Europe, not just in Britain, with even more opportunities for software developers than provided in New York or San Francisco.
Another UK’s city takes one of the first spots in this list – the city located in the north, popular for the great economy and many successful startups – Manchester. Also known as the Media City, this is the place with the highest GVA for technology after London, employing over thirty thousand IT techs every year.
Being the home of some of the greatest technology companies in Europe and a place with population of almost three million, this might be a great alternative if you don’t want to live in the more costly capital. The average salary for IT techs in Manchester is £52,500, while cost of living is around 40% lower than you’d have to spend in the capital.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, but it smoothly took one of the highest spot in the list of Europe’s and UK’s technology hubs. The reason for this is the record number of tech startup companies that begin their journey here, thanks to some excellent students who started popular companies, as well as The University of Edinburgh who helped the process. Back in 2015, the University supported nothing less than 44 startups, aiding in the process of taking this city into one of the highest spots in terms of tech jobs outside of London.
Wondering what their average salary is for an IT tech? It is amazing £30,636!
Everyone is well aware of the fact that Berlin is filled with foreign nationals. Just eight years ago, the number of foreign nationals there was 13, 5% of the entire population, and they came from no less than 190 countries.
This makes Berlin a great place to move in and a European city that seems to attract many every single year. This is related to the parties and the culture, but no one can deny that job opportunities aren’t one of the reasons for it, too.
Life may be expensive here, but with an average salary of 44,894 euro for IT specialists, you shouldn’t have any troubles living there.
Did you know that Eindhoven is named the Intelligent Community of 2011? With the constant changes and rise in job opportunities, this small city has most certainly surprised Europe a lot in the past decade.
Eindhoven might be small, but it is the hub for design and the place with highest intensity of patents in the world, as reported in 2013.
What’s the average IT specialist’s salary here? It is grand 16,735 euro per year!
You probably didn’t expect to find one of the smallest capitals in Europe in this list, but Ljubljana definitely deserves a spot here. This is a very affordable city and yet, the average salary for an IT tech there is $25,436!
Even though the capital and the country are small, this spot is very conveniently located – near the subtropical coast and the Alps, and is popular for its harmony and city living comforts.
Just recently, Brighton took place in the lists of best technology hubs in the UK and worldwide. When it comes to app development, web design, tech start-ups and gaming, this is the place that seems to attract much of the nationwide talent. Apparently, out of the whole job market in Brighton, tech companies make up a minimum of 15%, which is only increased after the arrival of the center of technology – Digital Catapult Centre.
The average salary for an IT tech here is £28,591.
If you studied or decided to pursue a career of an IT tech, you are in luck – this is the fastest growing field in the world! However, choosing a place where you will build on and pursue this career can be challenging, so you should take this decision lightly. Take a close look at this list and find the spot you find most attractive – you cannot go wrong with these seven tech hubs!