Want a god job, earning lots of money? Here is a hint, look at the latest Tech Nation report.
Let’s say you are Mr or Mrs Average, working in a non-tech sector, Your salary is likely to be £35,155. Let’s say you are Mr or Mrs Average with digital skills and work in a digital tech area. your salary is likely to be £50,663.
The Tech Nation Report said that “since 2012 there has been a 13 per cent increase in the advertised salaries of digital tech posts, compared with only a 4 per cent rise in those of non-digital jobs.”
The Tech Nation report said: “For young people with the right digital tech skills, there is a wealth of opportunity across the country. While the sector’s highest salaries are achieved in the capital, London does not have a monopoly on earning power. According to the report, most tech clusters have seen strong growth in digital tech salaries, while Newcastle, Sheffield and Leeds have experienced particularly impressive growth with salaries rising by over 25 per cent in just five years.
“New data on the salaries that can be achieved in the tech sector follows the unveiling of the Government’s Digital Strategy earlier this month, which lays out a plan to give millions of people the skills to build a world-leading digital economy. More than 2,700 people working or investing in the tech community were surveyed for Tech Nation 2017 and more than half of them said that their biggest challenge was finding people with suitable digital skills.
“One important aspect of the 2017 report is the level of growth seen in the tech sectors in the regions outside of London and the South East. In 2016, for the first time ever, more investment from venture capital or private equity funds went to companies’ whose headquarters are outside of London. The regions attracted 68 per cent of all VC and private equity investment in the UK.”