From our Manchester office Talent connects employers right across the north of England with outstanding digital Talent and it's fair to say that the North certainly is home to a lot of diverse talent.
According to CBRE, Manchester remains the number one tech location outside of London. The north as a whole attracted over £700 in VC investment in 2020, with the North-West accounting for £600 of that.
Some of the North’s biggest tech start-up successes include Fatsoma, Survey Me, Wakelet, Social Chain and The Lad Bible. Large enterprise hubs such as Media City help attract employers to the area including the BBC and ITV. Channel 4 also recently announced that it's moving its head office out of London and into Leeds in another big boost for the region.
Median digital tech salaries across both the North West and North East stand at around £35,000 per annum.
The North is also a great place to start a business, so if you’re considering that option check out one of the business accelerators that operate there – Entrepreneurial Spark or Ignite for example. Also, take a look at the co-working spaces at Old Granada Studios & Central Working Manchester, DoES Liverpool and Avenue HQ and Workspace Hub in Leeds to name a few. Also, check out the regular monthly Silicon Drinkabout social events for tech start-ups across the North.
If you are based in the North of England and interested in market data for your area, reach out to James and the team at Talent who can provide further information.
*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.
LIVING IN THE CITY
Manchester is an ethnically diverse and thriving city in the north of England. It has a fascinating architectural history and has bred and attracted artists, musicians and celebrities over the centuries.
Housing prices in Manchester are cheaper than London but tend to be higher than other cities in the UK. One of the greatest plus points for daily life in Manchester is the excellent public transport system of buses, trains and trams. In the city centre, the Metro Shuttle Bus is a free hop-on, hop-off service which links the main railway stations, shopping centres and business districts.
If you are a sun worshipper be warned like most places in the UK, rain is always a possibility, but Manchester is considered to suffer more than most so it’s wise to carry an umbrella or a fold up waterproof jacket.
All prices quoted are in local currency.
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