Despite layoffs dominating the headlines over the past 18 months, there are signs that the UK tech job market is recovering.
Recent data published by the ONS found that, from Q1 to Q2 this year, more than 85,000 people were hired into tech roles in the UK.
And, according to data compiled by ManpowerGroup, IT and tech businesses across the UK plan to increase headcount by 49% this year, and medium-sized organisations will provide the same volume of job opportunities as big tech.
While London is a global tech “superhub”, it isn’t the only UK tech job hotspot, with plenty of cities further north creating high-quality tech jobs.
Manchester in particular has outperformed other European cities including Rome and Lisbon in terms of funding, with companies based there securing £1.8bn over the past five years.
So what does this mean for tech professionals hoping to accelerate their career in 2023 and beyond?
If you’re ready to start looking for your next role, the UKTN Job Board is the perfect place to start as it features thousands of tech opportunities, like the five below.
Director, software engineering – RippleX, Ripple, London
RippleX is hiring a director of software engineering to help build the next generation of tools and capabilities to create the ‘Internet of Value’. It is investing in key areas such as tokenisation, interoperability and liquidity to help its community of developers build the next generation of blockchain-related applications and companies on the open-source XRP Ledger.
In this role, you will build and lead impactful engineering teams, be responsible for the entire software development process, own and deliver your roadmap, and work with external entrepreneurs and ecosystem partners to continuously improve the speed, scalability, and functionality of the XRP Ledger and the tooling around it.
C++ developer Rust, Client Server, London
Are you a talented C++ developer? Are you interested in learning Rust? An American-based e-trading software house that is expanding its UK presence is seeking a tech-savvy C++ developer to join the team. In this role, you will be working on a rapidly evolving trading platform that is essential to clients’ success.
The team is advancing a large-scale, multi-language environment that you will extend and enhance by developing high-performance, low-latency components for real-time systems and some of your key responsibilities will include rules and business logic management, static, reference, and real-time market data management, trading engine management, and overseeing APIs and connectivity for various external system integrations.
While you will need to be experienced in C++ and/or Java, you will be able to learn Rust on the job.
Lead DevOps engineer, Northrop Grumman, Manchester
DevOps Linux engineers at Northrop Grumman are critical to the success of its market-leading and agile delivery teams. Collaborating with architects, software developers and testers, the lead DevOps engineer will align complex systems to exacting standards and deliver mission value that transforms client systems, whilst delivering improvement in reliability, cost and organisational agility.
You will work with stakeholders to design, build and maintain mission-critical systems, administer systems, applications and databases based on Linux operating systems and maintain and troubleshoot IP networking systems while also automating system deployment, operation and maintenance using infrastructure as code and configuration management tooling.
Azure cloud architect, National Physical Laboratory, Birmingham
The UK Telecoms Lab (UKTL) keeps our telecommunications networks safe and has also been tasked with accelerating the roll-out of 5G. As Azure cloud architect, you will get unique experience working on or supporting the latest groundbreaking cybersecurity and networking technologies on a national and international scale.
This opportunity will allow those involved to have first-hand exposure to the latest technologies and you will be responsible for leading migration and modernisation initiatives.
You will also be accountable for the identification of Azure cloud architecture deficiencies; outlining Azure cloud architecture improvement options, and the establishment of processes which can offer greater assurance of enterprise design integrity and enterprise integration.
.NET developer, .NET 7, C#, Noir Consulting, London
Noir Consulting is working with one of the world’s most recognised computer gaming brands that has sold over 100 million games consoles and over 500 million games over the last decade to recruit a .NET developer.
In this role, you will be given complete ownership of your business area and the opportunity to work on the full project life cycle.