New figures revealed today by Adzuna and Silicon Milkroundabout show a huge increase in demand
for talent in tech, and an increase in the number of people who would consider a startup vs. a bank
on, UK, 3rd May 2013: Silicon Milkroundabout, the leading jobs fair for the London startup
scene, and Adzuna, a search engine for classified ads, have today revealed new figures that show
that there are more jobs than ever before in the UK’s tech startup scene.
Tech hubs around the country, including London’s Tech City, are hiring for 3,229 positions, up 22%
since 2012. London leads the startup job market with 34% of all current open positions found in the
UK, followed by Cambridge with 27%, Brighton with 11% and Bristol 8%.
The figures also revealed which sectors of the tech startup market are experiencing growth and
an increased need for talented employees. Software as a Service (SaaS) came in top with 15% of
the total demand, followed by Travel & Holiday, Retail & E-Commerce and Music with 11% each,
followed by Gaming, Business Management and Social at 10%.
Developers are in hot demand with 1,122 jobs currently on offer, with marketing roles second at
924 and product at 759. In comparison to the wider UK tech market, startups are eager for ruby
developers with 14% of startups hiring, compared to just 2% across the broader tech industry. This
is followed by iOS at 8%, Android at 7% and both Java and Python at 6%. Increasingly startups are
also looking for more well experienced candidates, with only 6% of the total roles offered at the
forthcoming Silicon Milkroundabout event aimed at grads.
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