UK tech sector vacancies up 36% during summer — Tech Nation

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Research from Tech Nation has found that vacancies within the UK tech sector have risen by 36% during the summer Tech firms have needed to keep up with demand and changes in consumer behaviours.
According to the Tech Nation research, released for London Tech Week, the UK tech sector has posted the most vacancies after healthcare, following a plummet in March, around when the pandemic started.
In nine British cities, tech companies account for a fifth of all employment, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol and Reading, and in Belfast and Cambridge, the sector employs 26% of the workforce.
Over the past two years, the number of people employed in tech companies has risen 40% to 2.9 million people, or 9% of the UK’s total workforce. More than one million of these positions are non-technical areas such as finance and marketing.
Last year, the number of vacancies in the UK digital sector was seven times that in the legal industry and eight times the number for manufacturing, according to Tech Nation.
One factor for the surge in employment relates to many digital companies hiring staff to handle a surge of orders from customers preparing to have a much larger proportion of staff working from home in …

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