New research revealed today by Adzuna and Silicon Milkroundabout show a huge increase in demand for talent in UK tech startups, and reveal that startups are offering salaries up to 17% higher than industry averages to attract the best candidates.
Silicon Milkroundabout's team been doing some research with Adzuna, and we’ve come to the conclusion that startups are booming.
Tech hubs around the country, including east London’s Silicon Roundabout/Tech City cluster, are hiring for 4,753 positions, up 44% since 2012. Software developers are in hot demand with 1,473 jobs currently on offer (+31% since 2012), with marketing roles second at 1,142 (+78% on 2012) and product at 570 (+8% on 2012).
As for what they offer, UK tech startups now compete on salary for the best people – suggesting that the traditional advantage banks and bigger technology companies have held over startups is lessening in importance.
If you’re looking for a startup job, make sure you check Adzuna and check out the next Silicon Milkroundabout jobs fair (details below).
The Silicon Milkroundabout jobs fair returns to London’s Tech City on 16/17 November seeking to match 120 of the UK’s top tech startups with up to 3,000 developers, product managers, and designers.
At the two-day event, the highly diverse range of startups – including Badoo, onefinestay, Hailo, MOO, King, Shazam, Mind Candy, Geckoboard, TransferWise, Busuu.com, VisualDNA, graze and Funding Circle – will be seeking to persuade the most talented software engineers, product managers, and designers in the room to take one of the 800+ jobs on offer. Apply now to attend in November!