The government warned as far back as May that the UK economy could be in recession next year, and in a period where British workers have already been significantly squeezed financially thanks to surging energy prices and the rising cost of goods and services, it isn’t much of a stretch to imagine that many will look for more money.
One of the best ways to get a raise is to look for a new role. That’s because, as a job switcher, you have a unique ability to command a higher salary, compared to getting a pay raise in your current job. And according to a recent salary survey, 19% of business leaders think that giving pay increases in line with inflation is a risky strategy.
On the flip side, 75% of business leaders say they are concerned about their ability to both attract skilled talent and retain valued employees next year.
This represents an opportunity gap for tech employees with particular skill sets, and already a number of jobs are emerging as in-demand for 2024. Given the increasing reliance on data-driven decision-making for business, data scientists and AI specialists are expected to be highly sought after.
Best global cities for tech jobs
Cloud computing jobs, cybersecurity and DevOps roles are also expected to be in demand, and when it comes to the locations tech workers should be looking towards, while the US dominates, London was recently ranked 12th in a list of 30 top global cities.
Competing with locations such as Washington D.C., Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Zurich, and Seoul, London beats out Paris, Bangkok, Dubai and Toronto.
Its ranking takes into account the number of tech companies, average broadband speeds, average rent for a central one-bedroom apartment, as well as how much that rent is as a percentage of the annual salary earned by tech workers here.
While it can be tempting for tech workers with in-demand skills to seek out roles elsewhere, London still offers excellent opportunities for tech workers, outstripping all the other UK cities. And despite the VC funding downturn, it also remains the top destination in Europe for tech funding.
So, if a new job with more money is on your to-do list for 2024, the Maddyness Job Board is the perfect place to start your search. It features thousands of jobs in companies that are actively hiring, including the three below.
Senior Manager IT Audit, Liberty Global, London
Liberty Global is looking for a Senior Manager IT Audit to join its team in London, where you will oversee the execution and formal reporting of IT internal audits in order to independently assess reliability and integrity of financial and operational information, adequacy of, and compliance with, policies, plans, standards, laws and regulations, which could have a significant impact upon operations and effectiveness in accomplishment of objectives and goals established for the company and projects. To be considered, you will need a university degree, preferably in IT, technology, accounting, internal audit or another qualified discipline, as well as a professional qualification such as CISA, CISM, CISSP or equivalent certifications, and relevant years of experience with IT audit. Apply here.
.NET Developer, Noir Consulting, London
Noir Consulting is recruiting for a leading e-book firm based in London. As a .NET Developer, you will work with a tech stack including .NET Developer, .NET 7, ASP.NET, C#, React, Angular 14, Microservices, Vue.js, TypeScript, Azure, Web API 2, Agile, and SQL Server 2022. You’ll be on a mission to build the best reading experience, and will receive great benefits such as a company bonus, pension, healthcare, and a flexible holiday policy. You should have a good grasp of the tech stack to apply, and you will have the opportunity to form relationships with investors, advisors and mentors, as well as the broader tech community. Find out more now.
Platform Engineer Linux – Quant Trading, client server, London
Recruiter client server is hiring a Linux Platform Engineer (Automation) for a client based in London. You’ll join a small, highly talented team that focuses on the critical Linux-based infrastructure underlying the company’s technology to maintain and improve the production trading systems. A varied, highly technical role, on a typical day you could be debugging Linux Kernel performance, developing management tools or resolving production issues in real-time, diving into tricky technical issues. If you have expertise with Linux combined with coding and scripting skills for automation and a love of problem solving, check out all the details here.