The IT industry is an important component of the West Midlands economy and is well served by a range of multi-sector and specialist IT recruitment agencies. The county, which includes the cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton, is home to a number of SMEs and national firms that provide employment for IT staff.
Birmingham is the principal city within the county and has one of the largest concentrations of recruitment agencies in the West Midlands. These are easily accessible thanks to Birmingham New Street station and the M6. Wolverhampton is another a popular location for local IT employment firms and these are mostly found within the Wolverhampton Ring Road, which circles the city centre. IT recruiters can also be found in Walsall, Solihull and Sandwell, however the sector is often covered by multi-discipline hiring services.
The IT and Technology sector in the West Midlands is one of the largest in the UK, with Warwick and Coventry having a particularly high number of Tech firms. There are more than 9,000 ICT graduates in the West Midlands every year and these will be recruited by start-up businesses and long established IT employers. The average IT salary in the county is £29,000 per annum.