The top 100 startups & scaleups have seen a 68% increase in job vacancies since April ‘20 and 3,298 advertised vacancies available in Feb ’21, up from 1,964 in Apr ‘20.
Ruby developers are also in huge demand with a 700% increase, followed by Java specialists (+300%). Marketing jobs have also made a strong comeback after being hit the hardest in April 2020, with over 100% more jobs
UK tech job vacancies make up 13% of the total jobs market with Fintech, Foodtech & Healthtech industries fuelling the UK’s comeback
Amazon, Facebook, Revolut and Monzo are among the top hiring London tech companie
2020 saw significant investments within the Fintech firms GoCardless (64 live vacancies) and Revolut (107 live vacancies).
Healthtech unicorn Babylon (78 live vacancies) has also continued to scale, with no dip in recruitment during the past year, alongside the newly turned Foodtech unicorn,
Gousto (69 live vacancies), which also saw a huge surge in demand for the service during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
More surprisingly, two travel giants, Skyscanner (36 live vacancies) and Secret Escapes (22 live vacancies), have resumed hiring after a total freeze in 2020. On the flipside, we’ve seen a further decrease or total freeze in hiring at Airbnb, Habito, and Zoopla..
London and the South East continue to lead with the highest proportion of vacancies however other regions appear to be emerging with large rises in vacancies since April including the North East (100%), West Midlands (57%) and the North West (55%).