The IT sector is rapidly changing and remarkably diverse. The vast majority of businesses in the UK offer employment for IT professionals or contract IT services on a regular basis, and more than 1.5 million people are employed in sector. It is estimated that IT contributes more than £71 billion in revenue to the economy each year. Positions in the industry can range from creative roles to highly technical positions, and sometimes even involve work with a business administration emphasis. At most companies, the employment environment is informal and non-competitive. Some jobs do, however, require overtime or irregular hours.
While employment opportunities exist all throughout the UK, nearly 50% of all jobs in IT are based in London and the South East. Salaries are also quite high in the field, and range from about £23,000 to upwards of £80,000. The overall average income is about £40K, but workers in London are especially well paid and average close to £60K annually. Some of the jobs most frequently available through recruitment agencies involve networking, QA, SAP, and SQL.
To gain entry to the field, many professionals start by attaining an IT degree, an HND, or a BTEC qualification. A limited number of apprenticeship positions are also available. The largest employers are IBM, Microsoft, Google, and BT.
Deerfoot IT is a dedicated IT recruitment agency. Est in1997. We cover all IT skills/roles found within (and bridging) an IT dept. Current clients include major banks, software houses, govt. departments and UK charities. Internal training is focused on role & technology understanding and we deliver a very objective, balanced service that delivers real results. We are large enough to deliver, small enough to offer a personal service.
Coverage UK wide : offices in Southampton London Manchester
As the world continues to become technology driven, Talent Quest appreciates the need to recruit high calibre candidates for the IT sector. We cover permanent and interim positions across Programming & Development, Microsoft Infrastructure, GIS and Graphics Multimedia. We are a reliable and trusted recruitment partner for a range of high profile clients across the UK, who take advantage of our extensive database and networking capabilities.
Over 50 years of Recruitment Expertise to call upon, IS Recruitment provide both permanent and contract IT staff across all disciplines to a wide range of industries. Professional, hassle-free service and exceptionally competitive rates.