2019 IT & Technology Hiring Trends

Morgan McKinley 04.03.2019

The UK saw plenty of large IT & Technology fund raises in 2018; hard evidence that the UK remains a key destination where businesses can be scaled up.

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The IT jobs & Technology recruitment landscape

The past year saw continued high levels of investment within the Technology sector throughout the UK. Despite the political climate, inbound investment tipped near record levels, placing London in the top 3 global cities for investments in Tech startups.

It was a brilliant year for permanent candidates to find a new job, on average they secured a 20.7% pay rise when changing position. This can be attributed to the chronic shortage of available talent particularly in emerging technologies and specialist fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Cyber Security and Cloud.

Read employment insights in our survey write-up

As part of compiling the 2019 Morgan McKinley salary guides, 2,400 active UK based professionals and employers were surveyed to gain an insight into their varying views of employment.

You can read the full write-up of our findings here.

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