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IT jobs up 4% year on year

The number of advertised IT vacancies in the UK rose by 4% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to Q2 last year, according to the latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index. Demand was highest for specialists in cyber security and development.

Ahsan Iqbal, Associate Director, said: “The recent Wannacry cyber attack has once again highlighted the importance of robust cyber security systems, and specialists in this area are highly sought after by employers. In addition, ongoing digitalisation projects from employers across a range of industries are driving demand for developers.”

He added: “IT professionals specialising in these high demand areas are in a strong position to command high salaries and generous benefits packages, with many receiving multiple job offers simultaneously. Employers looking to secure top calibre professionals need to move rapidly when recruiting, in addition to taking a progressive approach to work life balance initiatives.”

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