Bristol is establishing itself as one of the top destinations for tech talent. The city, alongside the wider South West region, is home to an ever-increasing number of innovative, disruptive technology and digital companies, and it’s one the UK’s main hubs for fast-growth start-ups in the areas of AI, robotics, FinTech, VR, and HealthTech, supported by incubators and local universities.

 

In fact, the Bristol Robotics Lab, born out of a partnership between Bristol’s two universities, is the country’s top research centre for robotics and engineering. Within this varied, active tech scene, skilled professionals are in very high demand – from DevOps Engineers to Data Scientists and Full Stack Developers – and can expect to be part of a vibrant community, alongside a slower pace of life and more affordable lifestyle that in London.

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Darren Wells

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TECH TALENT

25,000 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.3 years.

FASTEST HIRING JOBS

Contract: Front End Web Developer, Project Engineer Perm: Data Scientists, Front End Web Developer

IN-DEMAND SKILLS

React.js, Node.js, Machine Learning, JIRA, AWS

IN-DEMAND BENEFITS

Culture Fit. Career Progression, Tech language and framework, Flexible Working, Remote Working

TOP TECH EMPLOYERS

Just Eat, SCISYS, BJSS, Hewlett Packard, ForgeRock

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.

 

Bristol is a brilliant place for entrepreneurs, young professionals and families. It has been voted as the best city to live in the UK. It has tonnes of green spaces, walking paths for the outdoors lovers and many cycle trails. There is a strong sense of community and a great diverse culinary scene. Bristol has a long and flourishing history and is renowned for its fantastic art and music. Bristol is one of the few cities which voted stay in the EU referendum.

But all of that culture and buzz comes at a price. Bristol is not a cheap city to live in. A one bedroom flat in the city centre can easily reach £900. However, if you are happy to commute to work, you can find a 2 bedroom house with a garden for the same price, somewhere outside the city centre.

All prices quoted are in local currency.

Average cost of a coffee

£3.80

Average commute 

40 mins

Average cost of renting a 1 bed in the city 

£825/month

Average gym membership per month 

£20

 

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

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