IT salaries in the regions narrow the gap with jobs in London

IT salaries in the UK regions are catching up with jobs in London, according to research by IT recruitment consultancy ReThink Recruitment.

IT salaries in the UK regions are catching up with jobs in London, according to research by IT recruitment consultancy ReThink Recruitment.

According to figures it obtained from E-Skills, the average IT salary in the regions is 82% of the average IT salary in London. Rethink says that IT professionals outside the capital earn an average of £34,736, compared with £42,588 in London.

“The two-tier market for IT jobs, which mirrored the traditional North-South divide, is fast disappearing.

“The North is benefiting from rapid growth in back office and retail financial services jobs, and is becoming a choice outsourcing destination for organisations relocating non-core functions to lower-cost areas, but who want to retain a presence in the UK,” ReThink’s managing director Jon Butterfield said.

Skills shortages in the regions have caused employers to increase IT salaries. Butterfield said that rapid expansion by high-technology companies was responsible for the regional skills shortages.

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