The British technology industry experienced a 10% drop in new job postings in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by BT Group with 987 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of technology company job postings. GlobalData’s Technology: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the technology industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 23% share of the British technology industry new job postings in Q4 2023, up by 8% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive technology industry hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Computer and Mathematical Occupations, which accounted for 23% of the total new job postings in Q4 2023 and were down by 30% year-on-year. Second highest were Management Occupations, which accounted for 19% and drop by 24% year-on-year, and third highest were Sales and Related Occupations, which were 5% of the new job postings and 5% higher year-on-year.

Top five companies in technology industry accounted for 27% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by BT Group with 987, followed by Vodafone Group with 668, while the highest increase was at Jacobs Solutions at 63%.

For further understanding of GlobalData's Technology: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023, buy the report here.

This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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