Birmingham's digital and technology scene is thriving. It has long been one of the first points of call for startups and big tech looking to vacate the capital and that has certainly been the case with FinTech. Fintech companies have grown in number to reach over 2,145. This is a 20% increase; a growth rate that has made it the largest cluster of any UK city outside London and fantastic news for Birmingham’s tech scene!
SBC, KPMG, Deutsche Bank and PwC have also chosen to expand their presence in the region, underlining the city’s emergence as a global hub.
If you're going to visit Birmingham, make sure you stop by Digbeth to walk around the arches and meet some of the exciting new tech founders and digital creatives who have made a home there.
31,000 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.6 years.
FASTEST HIRING JOBS
Contract: Web Developer, Software Tester Perm: Infrastructure Engineer, Service Desk Analyst
SQL, Cloud Computing, CRM, ITIL, Windows Server
Flexible Working Conditions, Central Location, Culture Fit. Career Progression
TOP TECH EMPLOYERS
Capgemini, SCC, Capita, Serco, Fujitsu
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LIVING IN THE CITY
If you are a candidate considering relocating to Birmingham, you're 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 its 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
Average cost of renting a 1 bed in the city
Average gym membership per month