The south coast county of Hampshire has a strong digital economy and provides a base for some of the leading IT employers in the UK. IT recruiters in the county, covering areas such as Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton, will aim to source skilled IT candidates for vacancies ranging from Software Developer to Data Analyst.
Recruitment agencies that specialise in IT job placements in Hampshire are predominantly located in the county's main settlements. Portsmouth and Southampton are the most heavily populated cities in the county and local employment firms can be found in the areas close to Portsmouth & Southsea station and Southampton High Street. Winchester is Hampshire's county town and IT recruitment services are easily accessible here via the M3. Employers and candidates can also find IT recruiters in Basingstoke and Gosport.
Local digital and IT employment is high, with there being 78% more computing jobs in Hampshire than the UK average. Salaries for the area are also slightly higher than the UK average and IT job-seekers will experience the greatest earnings in large firms based in Gosport and Winchester. Local recruitment agencies will recruit for IT salaries between £16,000-£85,000, depending on the position. IT Technicians will typically earn pay at the lower end of the scale, while Senior Data Engineers and IT Directors will command the highest salaries.
Some of the most recognisable IT firms in the UK base themselves in Hampshire. IBM's UK headquarters are situated at North Harbour in Portsmouth, while they also have further offices in Farnborough and Basingstoke. Basingstoke is in fact a hub for IT recruitment opportunities and is also home to the Game Group plc, Motorola and Sony. A number of IT and Technology business parks also provide jobs to local workers, including Langstone Technology Park and Cody Technology Park.