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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