IT industry sees biggest jump in people searching and applying for new jobs


Hampshire, 6th March 2019 – Applications for new jobs within the IT industry jumped by an impressive 18.5% last month, the highest out of any other sector in the UK. That’s according to the latest job market data from leading independent job board, CV-Library.

The findings show that this increase in candidate appetite was matched with employer confidence, as the amount of IT jobs advertised in February rose by a staggering 12.2% year-on-year. This figure far outpaced the national average of 4%. Plus, the amount of IT candidates that registered their CV on CV-Library last month was up by 15.7% year-on-year.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library comments: “While the labour market is extremely tight right now, it’s very refreshing to see that the job market within the IT sector is still thriving. Many industries are relying on new technology and highly skilled individuals in order to get ahead and it’s great that the IT job market has remained largely resilient.”

The data, which explored job market activity in February 2019 and compared it with data from the same period last year, found that average salaries for new IT jobs increased by 0.4%. In real terms, this salary rise equated to an additional £193 for workers in the industry, with average salaries going from £44,555 in February 2018, to £44,748 in February 2019.

Biggins continues: “While the industry has seen an increase in candidates looking for work, it’s no secret that there’s a mass talent shortage across the country, forcing many employers to push up their pay packets in order to attract the very best workers.”

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About CV-Library

CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites and attracts over 4.3 million unique job seekers every month. Founded by Lee Biggins in 2000, CV-Library is the UK’s leading independent online job board with a database of over 13 million CVs.

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