CompTIA UK IT Employment Snapshot 2018 Q1

In the first quarter of 2018, employers posted more than 330,000 core information technology jobs, according to CompTIA’s latest IT employment trends research. With 2.5 million job postings for the whole UK job market, IT represents 14 percent of that total.

Although the number decreased by 2 percent year over year, it increased by 16 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017. The size of the total UK workforce continues to grow, increasing by 1 percent in 2017. For the five-year period of 2017 to 2022, it is projected to grow by 4 percent.

The IT employment research report shows five IT skills appearing in the most job posts during the quarter:

  • Software development principles
  • SQL
  • Web development
  • JavaScript and JQuery
  • Microsoft development tools

Most of the IT job postings for the past 12 months were located in these five cities:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Leeds

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