Despite a decline in open job vacancies in the UK in the second half of the year, 2023 is a great time to be looking for new IT jobs. Vacancies are still higher than they were before the pandemic, and salaries are rising in tandem with the demand for qualified and skilled IT professionals. Our recruitment work with IT Professionals in the UK across the Network, Infrastructure, Cloud, IT management, and Cyber Security industries has revealed that, while demand for IT Professionals remains high, many IT Professionals are forced to change jobs in order to find salaries that are more in line with their worth.
How Many Current IT Jobs Are in the UK 2023?
As we approach 2023, power in the hiring process is shifting slightly from job seekers and IT professionals to employers. With a possible recession looming, many businesses have sought to cut costs wherever possible. This leaves those who are still looking for the best tech talent to continue their recruitment efforts. Despite the slight decrease in hiring in the United Kingdom, the IT job market still has more openings than before the pandemic. We've noticed an increase in the number of open vacancies in IT Jobs UK here at the IT Job Board. Areas that have largely avoided job cuts due to the growing demand for these tech services.
And good news for employers looking to hire, roughly half of IT professionals want to change jobs, whether to earn more or learn more. The UK tech job market is staying strong as we recover from the late-2022 cost-of-living crisis.
The Most In-Demand Tech Jobs in 2023
We see changes that happen in the IT job market here at any job board. And as we get into 2023, these are the roles that our clients and the wider IT industry are asking for Data Engineers, Network Engineers, Dot Net developers, Cloud Architects, Network Engineers, and SOC Analysts.
The In-Most Demand IT Skills in 2023
The most valuable skills for IT jobs fluctuate from year to year. Demands in the industry shift, and new technology emerges. While we can provide insight into the most in-demand skills among employers, what is best for your career may vary. However, the top investment areas for IT employers have largely remained consistent. Cloud Technology, Cybersecurity, AI and Machine Learning, IT, and Data Science are the most in-demand skill sets.
How Tech Salaries Have Changed in 2023
The most valuable IT skills change from year to year. Demands in the industry shift, and new technology emerges. While we can provide insight into the most in-demand skills among employers, what is best for your career may vary. However, the top investment areas for IT employers have largely remained consistent. Cloud Technology, Cybersecurity, AI and Machine Learning, IT, and Data Science are the most in-demand skill sets.
According to data, IT professionals received significant raises in 2022, with an average of 7% more than in 2021. While this appears to be good news for IT professionals, the reality isn't so nice. Because of rising inflation and cost of living, 7% raises equate to a real-term pay cut. This is one of the reasons why so many IT professionals are looking for new jobs at companies that will pay them what they want.