IT Jobs industry is back on track

August 29, 2013

IT job vacancies are on track to rise back to pre-recession levels, as first quarter data reveals thatthe volume of permanent vacancies has risen for the fourth year in arow1.

The latest data from CWJobs.co.uk shows IT jobs are now only 15% below where they were, pre-recession, in Q1 2008, compared to 41% just three years ago. As Britain’s economic outlook finally shows signs of stabilising, it’s likely businesses are taking on additional staff as they anticipate expanding, or try to trigger growth.

Alongside the industry’s positive performance, maintaining steady growth is SQL, which has remained the most in demand skill over the last five years. In the last year however, new data shows that demand for C# has overtaken C as a desired skill for employees, as employers look beyond the older programming language.

IT Permanent Software skills advertised
Software

 

Quarter

1/2013

Quarter

1/2012

Quarter

1/2011

Quarter

1/2010

Quarter

1/2009

Quarter

1/2008

SQL 20,142 21,143 19,896 17,956 18,259 28,062
C# 14,073 13,629 12,303 10,223 10,353 15,414
C 13,661 15,794 14,932 13,426 14,401 21,675
.NET 12,932 12,354 11,226 8,745 9,962 14,702
JAVA 10,300 9,372 8,324 6,452 6,892 15,435
ASP 8,918 8,359 8,187 7,338 8,803 11,785
SQL SERVER 8,788 9,069 8,369 8,087 8,532 13,488
JAVASCRIPT 7,065 6,985 6,094 4,815 5,915 5,510
AGILE 6,735 6,243 5,193 0 0 0
HTML 6,724 6,403 6,037 5,007 6,484 6,792

As a continued result of business outsourcing functions and consumer technology development, software houses and consultancies lead the way in industry growth with vacancy rises of over 1.4% last year.

Other sectors are also showing signs of steady growth, such as finance and retail,have increased 0.7% and 1.1% respectively. The only area showing less sign of prosperity is the public sector, as permanent roles decreased 0.4%.

Richard Nott, Website Director, CWJobs, says: “As Britain’s economic position stabilises, growth is being seen across most sectors of the IT industry, signalling that it is finally recovering from the recession. The technology industry looks to be at the forefront of Britain’s growth, and if it maintains the same trajectory, could be boosting Britain’s economic position even further.”

 

IT Permanent Job Advertising by Industry
Industry Quarter

1/2013

Quarter

1/2012

Quarter

1/2011

Quarter

1/2010

Quarter

1/2009

Quarter

1/2008

Electr’s/Communicationss 2,936 2,895 3,043 3,714 3,851 8,705
Software Houses/Consultancies 47,987 47,116 42,446 31,862 31,684 65,528
Finance 15,878 15,758 14,186 12,343 12,156 36,280
Retail 2,610 2,563 2,346 1,792 1,687 4,138
Media 3,184 3,125 2,955 2,282 2,840 5,288
Manufacturing 1,632 1,543 1,523 1,223 1,830 3,632
Public Sector 609 611 695 1,589 1,656 2,886
IT Contract Job Advertising by Industry
Industry Quarter

1/2013

Quarter

1/2012

Quarter

1/2011

Quarter

1/2010

Quarter

1/2009

Quarter

1/2008

Electr’s/Communicationss 1106 1,021 974 1,209 1,457 2,486
Software Houses/Consultancies 9796 9,202 7,458 5,226 4,830 10,986
Finance 7214 6,893 5,752 4,035 2,905 10,587
Retail 744 690 577 385 313 989
Media 801 747 623 488 546 1,587
Manufacturing 483 410 376 275 548 1,446
Public Sector 362 346 313 721 1,111 1,982

Contact:
CW Jobs
London, UK
Tel: 0207 908 6507
Email: lscott@lexisagency.com
Web: http://www.cwjobs.co.uk/

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