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September 30, 2021

UK technology industry IT recruitment activity rises 4.4% in August 2021

The UK’s technology industry registered a 4.4% rise in IT hiring activity in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 5.37% in August 2021 when compared with July 2021.

Out of the technology industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 25.09% share in August 2021, recording a decrease of 0.65% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s technology industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.39% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s technology industry in August 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 62.4% in August 2021, registering a 15.35% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed an 11.45% share, an increase of 9.36% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 10.78%, registering a 2.79% decline from July 2021.

4) Computer and Information Research Scientists captured a share of 6.4%, up 12.73% over the previous month.

Top five technology companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 80.77% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s technology industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Capgemini posted 172 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a rise of 27.41% over the previous month, followed by Open Text with 131 jobs and a flat growth. Vodafone Group with 123 IT jobs and Comcast with 115 jobs, recorded a 24.24% flat growth and a 12.75% flat growth, respectively, while Iron Mountain recorded an increase of 3400% with 70 job postings during August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 69.73%, up by 17.26% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 20.78% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 8.61% share, down 16.92% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.88%, recording a month-on-month increase of 142.86%.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.