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 is one of 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 than in London.
9,525 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.6 years.
FASTEST HIRING JOBS
Contract: Front End Web Developer, Project Engineer Perm: Data Scientists, Front End Web Developer
Culture Fit. Career Progression, Tech language and framework, Flexible Working, Remote Working
TOP TECH EMPLOYERS
Hewlett Packard, Capita, Civica, IBM ForgeRock
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LIVING IN THE CITY
Bristol is a brilliant place for entrepreneurs, young professionals and families. It has been voted as the best city to live in the UK and 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 also one of the few cities which voted to 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 two-bedroom house with a garden for the same price, somewhere outside the city centre.
All prices quoted are in local currency.
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