The latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index has revealed that job vacancies for IT professionals rose by 12% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year.
Developers and software engineers were particularly sought after, accounting for 14% of total demand while vacancies for IT managers made up 4% of the total number of roles.
Ahsan Iqbal, Associate Director, Robert Walters comments:
"The UK it sector has enjoyed strong steady growth over the past several years and was largely resistant to the slowdown in hiring seen by other sectors in the midst of political and economic uncertainty last year."
"However, the start of 2017 has nevertheless see a significant increase in IT hiring, with...