For a great career, the United Kingdom has got it all (unless you need a lot of sunshine)! Working in the UK means getting to choose from a wide array of vacancies in varied sectors, with a high likelihood of earning a great salary. The OECD Better Life Index says it’s one of the best places in the world to live and work, so what more do you need to know?
The UK economy remained strong throughout the recent recession. This is not only fantastic for British job seekers, but means it’s a very attractive destination to international candidates looking for a new job opportunity. The diverse UK job market is well served by specialist recruitment agencies, which can be strange for those used to applying directly to the company.
Most economic growth is concentrated on London and the South East, so those looking for vacancies in software development, finance and marketing should focus their job search on the English capital.
London is the city to begin your job search if you’re looking for a position in a startup. The majority of British startups are based around Old Street (The Silicon Roundabout) in East London. Driven by a combination of government support, attention from global technology giants and a solid venture capital ecosystem, companies are constantly looking for professionals in IT, software development, web design and marketing.
Northern Ireland has many vacancies in software architecture and server management. Cloud computing is kind of a big deal in the six counties! Wales is small on startups but big on web development and telecommunications professionals, with most of the jobs based in Cardiff. For those who want to venture further north, Scotland’s employment prospects are pretty evenly divided between Edinburgh and Glasgow, with best prospects for those looking for a frontend or game development career.
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