The economy may still not have recovered from its virtual self-destruction, but developers in the UK appear to be in good shape. New data indicates that demand for developers is up, and salaries are also rising as companies try to properly compensate their employees.
Jenny Williams wrote late last week, “According to IT recruitment firm, CWJobs.co.uk, developers experienced the greatest salary increases, which were up 5% from last year.” And that’s pretty decent, all things considered.
Then, in a separate article published today, Williams added with, “According to a quarterly report from Salary Services Limited (SSL) and JobsAdWatch.co.uk [covering the fourth quarter of 2010] . . . . demand for developers increased 55% on 2009 figures with salaries for developers rising 6%.”
So there’s good news regardless of which source of information you trust more.
It’s easy to imagine that conditions will continue to improve, too, since a lot of additional growth will have to occur before the economy’s back to normal.