Over 10% of new jobs created in the UK this year are technology-related. And machine learning and data science the leading drivers of job creation, with 191% and 136% growth in both fields respectively since 2015. But the digital economy is driving significant new employment opportunities and that is showing up the tech talent shortage in London, according to Indeed, which published the metrics.
Following last year’s UK vote to leave the EU, concerns have been raised about the future of London as a location for tech companies and workers. “London is a great place for people to live, and that’s vital because the modern jobseeker optimises for happiness,” says Raj Mukherjee, svp of product for Indeed. “For post-Brexit Britain to be an economic success, it’s going to need to continue to be an attractive place for international talent to live.”