• CompTIA names top locations to work in IT

        • IT workers in the UK have more opportunities than ever to develop their careers, no matter where they reside, with top tech towns identified in every corner of the country, according to a new report released by CompTIA.

          According to the CompTIA UK Tech Town Index – a first-of-its-kind examination of IT employment opportunities in more than 200 towns and cities in the UK – Manchester is the number one place for IT pros in the UK. 

          The broad scope of opportunities that Manchester has to offer landed the city at the top of the inaugural UK Tech Town Index. These opportunities include career progression options and high quality of living in the North West, based on the cost of living and job demand. 

          Bristol was revealed as the number two tech town, an area that provides more year-on-year job opportunity growth than anywhere else in the UK.

          Leeds sits at number three on the list. This was based largely on the city’s lower cost of living and expected job growth in tech professions.

          The CompTIA UK Tech Town Index identifies these 10 cities as the top places to start or develop an IT career:

          1.           Manchester

          2.           Bristol

          3.           Leeds

          4.           Birmingham

          5.           London

          6.           Cambridge

          7.           Edinburgh

          8.           Bath

          9.           Basingstoke

          10.        Reading

          Nancy Hammervik, Executive Vice President, Industry Relations at CompTIA said, “the UK Tech Town Index shows the breadth and depth of opportunity in the UK. No longer are IT jobs concentrated in traditional pockets like London. More and more opportunities are being presented across the region to ensure anyone can pursue their dream career in technology without geographical or economic restrictions.”

          CompTIA’s UK Tech Town Index is designed to help in-demand IT pros make educated decisions about where to live and work based on opportunity and opportunity costs. CompTIA examined factors such as the number of locally posted IT job postings, projected job growth and reported the cost of living in travel to work areas (TTWAs) across the UK. 

          The Index also highlights the need for an educated, tech-ready workforce and the factors that are contributing to each areas’ ability to attract and retain that workforce.

          The CompTIA UK Tech Town Index illustrates to individuals looking to have a career in IT that there are many options for employment in locations and sectors not traditionally thought of as tech-heavy. The Index also identifies the top employers in each region which include key players in the education sector and the NHS.

          Cllr Elise Wilson, Greater Manchester’s Portfolio Lead for Digital City Region said, “I’m delighted that in Greater Manchester we are leading the way and doing digital differently. It’s great to see that we are perfectly positioned to become one of Europe’s top-five digital city-regions, boasting some of the most cutting-edge technology firms in the world.  

          “This recognition as the United Kingdom’s top town for IT jobs only reinforces our ambition and shows we are creating a bold digital economy which will encourage our businesses to grow. To help Greater Manchester to keep pace with this rapid growth, we are putting in place a range of initiatives to recruit a highly-skilled workforce from all our communities regardless of their background or starting point.”

          More information about the CompTIA UK Tech Town Index is available here: https://www.comptia.org/about-us/newsroom/blog/comptia-blog/2019/10/06/tech-towns-uk

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