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Demand up for cloud and security skills

Published: September 5, 2016

Salaries within the IT sector are on the rise as more companies seek out staff with cloud and security skills.

Figures from the latest UK IT Jobs Watch data, produced by Dice, shows tech salaries are increasing across all sectors, with demand high for both permanent and contract workers with strong skills.

In particular, cyber-security-related job vacancies have increased, with a 70 per cent rise in advertised roles during the second quarter of the year.

Jamie Bowler, marketing director at Dice Europe, explained: “It’s unsurprising to see such a dramatic increase in demand for cyber-security expertise… We can see the importance of businesses investing in safeguarding sensitive data.

“Cloud skills are also in demand, as the trend to find more robust and efficient data storage solutions continues. Software developers are still hot property as digital evolves at a rapid pace.”

There has also been an increase in the number of positions being advertised outside of London, with the North East seeing an 88 per cent rise in contract roles available, followed by a 20 per cent growth in similar positions in the West Midlands.

In terms of salary, eight of the top ten IT roles have reported single digit increases as the market remains strong.

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