UK Salary Trends for Startup and Tech Jobs

With the London startup careers fair SiliconMilkRoundabout taking place in East London, the good folks at Adzuna have gathered some start-up and technology employment data below that might be of interest to companies and job seekers alike.

Key Findings:

One thing is for sure, London startups drive a hot tech employment market, and here are some of the key findings from the study:

  • There are 3,134 Graduate technical jobs available in the UK and over 1,000 in London currently listed on Adzuna, the UK’s most comprehensive job search engine.
  • The average Banking IT salary is £57k which is 19% higher than the average tech startup salary. Tech startups offer greater job satisfaction and the upside of options, but this salary gap is what the start hiring community is up against.
  • 23% of startups currently hiring in London are offering stock to graduate tech employees; 0% of banks hiring graduates are offering stock.
  • Despite their age, workhorse languages such as C and C++ continue to remain at the top end of the software development landscape in terms of use and job potential. That being said, Ruby, Hadoop, and HTML5 are the fastest-growing “in-demand” tech skills with employer demand up 70%+ year on year for all of these search terms
  • Graduate Mobile developers can demand a premium, with the average graduate salary for iPhone developers at £34k and Android developers at £35k, 20% higher than the average graduate tech job.
  • Despite what appears to be an abundance of tech jobs in the UK, 13.1% of computer science graduates remain unemployed (source: HESA). 7,000+ computer scientists graduated this summer from University in the UK.

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By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.