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Birmingham is maturing from a digital and technology revolution which has seen the emergence of vibrant startup hubs. In fact, the Second City and the broader West Midlands region are home to over 13,000 tech companies – and Birmingham has the second-highest number of start-ups after London. The region is also home to some of the biggest tech developments happening in the UK: for example, Birmingham was one of the first cities to get 5G coverage earlier this year.

 

The tech and digital job market in the city is thriving. Full Stack Developers and Devops Engineers are in especially high demand, as are professionals skilled in the areas of business intelligence and data analytics. What’s more, Birmingham is home to an incredibly close-knit and active tech community, with regular events, meet-ups, and Birmingham Tech Week happening every year.

Stuart Day

European Director

Talent

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TECH TALENT

32,000 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.2 years.

FASTEST HIRING JOBS

Contract: Web Developer, Software Tester Perm: Infrastructure Engineer, Service Desk Analyst

IN-DEMAND SKILLS

AWS, MS Azure, Python, Android, Scrum 

IN-DEMAND BENEFITS

Flexible Working Conditions, Central Location, Culture Fit. Career Progression

TOP TECH EMPLOYERS

Capgemini, SCC, Advanced, FIS, Autodesk

GENDER IDENTITY*

80% Male

20% Female

*The information in this site has been retrieved from sources with gender binary data. We acknowledge those who do not fit within this rigid framework and understand there are many more gender identities beyond the binary.

 

If you are candidate considering relocating to Birmingham you are not alone. The increase in living costs in London continues to push technology companies and talent to look beyond the M25 to find a new home and Birmingham is well placed to capitalise. 

 

The benefits of it's central location means that the city is within easy reach of other major UK cities with great transport links by air, rail and road. Investment in new housing has also helped drive rental accommodation down and makes home ownership far more attainable.

All prices quoted are in local currency.

Average cost of a coffee

£4.12

Average commute 

35 mins

Average cost of renting a 1 bed in the city 

£790/month

Average gym membership per month 

£18

 

Permanent roles are annual salaries and contract rates are daily. All data is in local currency.

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