The detailed survey of the IT Jobs market looked at a broad spectrum of 50 IT roles and monitored over 8,000 advertised positions in the UK during the first quarter of 2012 and compared the figures with the same period in the previous year.
CV Screens Managing Director Matthew Iveson commented It is no surprise that IT Salaries continue to rise as the IT sector is one which has suffered less than other sectors in what has been a challenging jobs market. The last 12 months has certainly seen increased demand for IT staff and we were not surprised to see that salaries had crept up.
Demand for IT staff has stabilised
CV Screen observed that the number of vacancies registered between Quarter 1 2011 and Quarter 1 2012 had stabilised. Iveson commented There was a large increase in vacancies in 2010 and the last 12 months has seen the IT jobs market remaining buoyant.
Application Rate increases by 20%
Statistics from the specialist IT Recruiter also suggest that the number of applicants per vacancy has increased by 20% with an average of 194 applications per advertised vacancy. Iveson added It has been clear to see that the number of candidates applying for vacancies has increased over the last 12 months as confidence has continued to return. There is now less reluctance from IT professionals to change jobs with less fear of redundancy clouding their decision to progress their careers.
Demand for .NET, PHP and eCommerce still high
There are still areas of skills shortage report CV Screen with candidates with strong .NET, Java, PHP or eCommerce skills still in high demand. We are continually receiving new vacancies for candidates with strong skills in these areas and this has forced employers to offer higher salaries to attract the best calibre of candidate.
Strong outlook for IT professionals
Iveson concluded that the outlook for the IT Jobs market is positive After a couple of brief dips in IT recruitment activity in quarter two 2011, we have seen a strong end to the year in terms of demand for staff and also the application rates. We fully expect that the market will continue to improve in 2012 as employers continue to invest in their IT infrastructure.