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Although London has long held the title of ‘Tech Capital’ in the UK, the Northern Powerhouse continues to emerge as a formidable contender to disrupt this trend, with a high demand for talent, desirable salaries and lower living costs.
In this article, we highlight the wealth of opportunities across the tech sector in the Northwest, and why there’s never been a better time to tap into the region’s Tech recruitment market by joining Search Technology & Transformation.
According the recent analysis by global audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, the number of new tech companies being set up in the North West rose by almost 30 percent last year. Meanwhile, the Tech Nation 2017 report revealed that growth within the sector lead to the creation of over 62,600 digital jobs across Manchester, and over 23,400 jobs in Liverpool over the course of last year.
However, the sector’s growth is stunted somewhat by a substantial talent shortage, with just 27 percent of Manchester tech workers and 28 percent of Liverpool tech workers stating that the supply of skilled workers is ‘good’.
What does that mean for tech recruitment? While we cannot answer this question with complete certainty, it’s safe to expect that this fast-growing tech hub, along with the wealth of employment opportunities it provides and not enough skills to fill the gap, will lead to some exciting business prospects and ultimately success for tech recruiters looking to tap into what is already a thriving tech market in the Northwest.
If recent years have taught us anything, it’s that London is not the only playground for tech geeks and digital innovators. The Northwest has a rhythm and an energy all of its own – and as such has always moved to its own beat: attracting world class talent, encouraging new start -ups, and developing the next generation of creators, makers, gamers and ground-breakers.
This and more means that there has never been a better time to pursue a tech recruitment career in the Northwest. The great news is that Search Technology & Transformation is offering the opportunity to do so within a team that will not only nurture your development as an industry specialist within this sector, but ultimately reward your success in the process.
Last year not only marked 30 years in recruitment for Search Consultancy as a business, but also signalled significant growth following a successful management buyout led by our CEO, Grahame Caswell. This investment continues to open up a wealth of employment opportunities within the wider business, reflected by our Technology & Transformation vertical which continues to bolster its presence across Manchester, Liverpool and our remaining locations throughout the UK.
It’s exciting times for Search Technology & Transformation, and we need experienced, ambitious, driven and passionate industry specialists to continue our growth as a vertical, and thus take our recruitment offering to the next level within the Northwest's thriving tech market . We work with candidates and contractors within a range of highly competitive markets, and below are the areas we specialise in:
Cyber Security & Data Forensics
Data Science, Insight & Analytics
Dev Ops, Cloud & Infrastructure
Digital & Design
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch for a chance to join #TeamSearch!
If you feel you’d be a perfect addition to our Technology & Transformation team in the Northwest, you can contact our Senior Divisional Manager for tech recruitment in the Northwest, Benjamin Applewhaite on:
Phone: 0161 835 8790
Please note: At present we are primarily recruiting candidates based in Manchester, however there is scope to also consider candidates based in Liverpool. To see our vacancy, simply click the button below!