Tech Start-Up Hiring Up 80% Year-On-Year

Nov 18, 2014

New research claims that there are now 80% more jobs available in UK tech start-ups in comparison with last year.

The study, conducted by the Silicon Milkroundabout recruitment event and job search engine Adzuna, also says start-up salaries are on the rise and are hiring for more senior sales people and marketers than ever before.

Across the country, small businesses in the sector are hiring for 8554 positions, with London and the South East being responsible for 60% of all jobs.

The top hiring start-up companies in the UK include King, the studio behind Candy Crush Saga, which is hiring for 26 roles, and social data aggregation platform DataSift is looking to fill 39 roles.

“These new figures show tech start-ups in the UK are accelerating their hiring efforts and can offer exciting high-growth opportunities combined with top salaries,” claimed Adzuna co-founder Andrew Hunter.

“Just like in Silicon Valley or New York, well-funded and profitable start-ups have levelled the playing field and compete directly on salaries with the City and big tech companies for the most talented people,” he added.

Salaries Above Industry Average

According to the research, a software developer in the country can expect to earn an average salary of £46,511 per annum, compared with the tech industry average of £36,770.

Meanwhile marketers in tech start-ups can expect £42,571 compared with the industry average of 339,776 and a sales and business development people are on £38,539, compared with 34,560.

Designers also enjoy a higher than average salary – those hired by technology start-ups enjoy an average salary of £46,511, 47% higher than the £31,639 average.

Salaries for marketing and sales roles have gone up 37% and 35% respectively since 2013, suggesting that maturing start-ups are hiring senior people rather than relying on juniors and graduates.

“Right Time” For Marketing And Sales People To Join A Tech Firm

“This data backs up the feeling those of us on the inside have had for a while – that the UK tech scene is exploding,” claimed Pete Smith, Silicon Milkroundabout co-founder.

“Not only has the number of jobs on offer nearly doubled in 12 months, but salaries continue to outpace industry averages.

“As the high-growth technology companies mature, they need teams drawn from all disciplines. We’re saying to every marketer and salesperson we can find: this is a great time to join a tech company,” he added.


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