The IT Job Board

November 17, 2011 11:40 ET

London: UK's Top Place to Find IT Work

- The IT Job Board launches the first of its kind IT salary monitor

- Tool confirms London as the location advertising the largest number of IT roles, with the highest paid jobs

- SQL is the skill with the highest demand in the UK

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2011) - Today sees the launch of The IT Salary Monitor(1) from The IT Job Board (, the UK's biggest IT jobs site(2). The tool is the first of its kind for the sector and provides clients with a single source of up-to-date regional IT salary data – including salary levels and skills in demand on both the contract and permanent side.

Data pulled from The IT Salary Monitor(3) has revealed that the largest number of jobs advertised online are in London – 219,103 permanent positions, and 88,459 contract roles. The largest number of permanent jobs are for developers in London (18,710), and for contract – again developers in London (7,980).

When it comes to the skill most in demand, this is for SQL and SQL server roles – with 47,751 permanent jobs advertised across the UK, and 13,620 contract positions.

The highest paid permanent salary is for an Architect role in London on £70,000, and the highest contracted job is for a C++ specialist at £575 per day in London.

Alexandra Farrell, managing director at The IT Job Board, said: "The - free to use - IT Salary Monitor is designed to support The IT Job Board's client base of recruiters and HR professionals, and to provide them with a competitive edge through specific live remuneration data."

The tool pulls in 600 different permanent and contract salaries, and then breaks them down by region and skill. It also provides jobs advertised by skill and region – helping recruiters to understand skills in demand within a specific area. All data is then provided in the form of info-graphics, or regional 'Heat Maps'.

Farrell added: "Following extensive client research, we opted to launch The IT Salary Monitor, as we appreciated the need to provide the market with comprehensive and interactive analysis. The tool will help those advertising IT roles to agree relevant salary levels and gauge supply and demand within a given area.

"Clearly it is not surprising that London is the place advertising the largest number of IT jobs, at the highest salaries and rates. And, SQL represents a core skill for techies, as we move into 2012."

The IT Salary Monitor also provides a benchmarking tool, which highlights that there are currently 1.52 million people in the IT sector – that's one in every 18 employed people. It also highlights market trends – indicating the 'hot topics', which include: NoSQL, social media, cloud computing and mobility. The tool also provides insight into industry trends – current analysis indicates that 'although recruitment hasn't left the economic downturn unscathed, IT is an industry set to grow at 2.19 percent per annum, which is nearly five times faster than the UK average'.

The IT Salary Monitor can be found at

Notes to editors

About The IT Job Board:

The IT Job Board group of companies was set up in April 2002 in recognition that recruitment in the IT sector was increasingly dominated by the internet.

Today, The IT Job Board ( is the UK's biggest IT specialist job site with over 15,000 jobs (as at 15 November, 2011).

Online technology enables sophisticated targeting – for example by skill, region or experience – of The IT Job Board's database of more than 870,000 IT professionals. The company always tries to get closer to candidates either via planned content campaigns, or through the use of social networks.

The site also offers employers services such as branded job postings, a featured employer zone, targeted email campaigns and guidance on advertising copy. The managed campaign service filters responses to provide companies with a shortlist of applicants most suitable for the advertised position.'s clients include: Accenture, Bloomberg, Coral and Experian.

(1) Source data is supplied by IT Jobs Watch

(2) 15,260 jobs, as at 15 November, 2011

(3) 04 November 2011

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