An already rapidly evolving sector, technology came to the fore in 2020 as businesses significantly reassessed and prioritised their investment into tech functions and the talent they hire. Technology professionals have been fundamental in the success that businesses achieved in navigating the fast switch to remote working. 

What this proved is that not only are these changes possible, but that investment into the right technology can enable people to work smarter and more efficiently, driving value for the business while also improving the support provided to both employees and customers.

Looking forward, we know that attracting and securing top talent will be crucial in the next steps for all businesses, building upon organisational change and transformation to thrive in 2021. To support our customers in developing the teams they need for success and finding the right roles to drive their careers forward, we have divided this guide into two areas of focus:

Recruiting, talent trends, and skills
As part of our comprehensive market overview, we highlight the competitiveness and current processes of hiring in technology, where talent is looking for roles and the breakdown of the availability of talent, as well as the key skills for technology and emerging soft skills across the UK.

Salaries in technology 
With competition for the best talent remaining fierce, we break down the average salaries for the most advertised roles, looking at regional trends and fluctuations. More than ever, understanding salary expectations and market rates is key to future-proofing your talent pipeline and understanding your professional worth in the current landscape.   

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