Demand for technology professionals in the UK has increased by more than 40% in 12 months, despite the technology jobs market easing in the first half of 2022, according to the latest UK Tech Talent Tracker from Accenture.
The tracker, which analyses LinkedIn’s Professional Network data, found growth in job posts was driven by increased demand for skills in cutting-edge technologies, such as quantum computing (up 203% year-on-year), blockchain (up 74%) and robotics (up 60%). As these technologies evolve, demand for digital ethics professionals has also doubled. In total, there were nearly 134,000 technology jobs advertised in the UK in July 2022.
Much of the growth was driven outside of London, with technology job vacancies increasing year-on-year in Newcastle (up 85%), Brighton (up 40%), and Birmingham (up 25%). Nonetheless, the rapid rise in hiring has shown signs of easing across the UK, with open technology roles declining by 4% in the first half of 2022.
While the pool of UK technology professionals on LinkedIn grew during the pandemic, from 730,000 in early 2020 to nearly 935,000 professionals in July 2022, the current availability of technology professionals continues to be outpaced by demand.
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