Randstad survey names technology as one of the most attractive sectors in which to work.
Global recruiter Randstad Technologies today revealed the results of a survey showing that IT & Telecoms companies are more popular than ever with employees.
From the 10,728 British employees surveyed as part of the annual Randstad Award, 30% said IT & Telecoms was an attractive sector in which to work. An increase from 26% and 28% in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Ruth Jacobs, managing director of Randstad Technologies, said: "The sector is thriving helped by the high-profile development of tech clusters in the UK including Shoreditch’s Silicon Roundabout – which have made the IT sector seem a much ‘cooler’ space to work in.
"IT professionals have moved away from being back office support staff and are now on the front-line, providing fundamental support across all industries and fighting cyber-fires. "
The new IT curriculum introduced in British schools in September last year, which includs the study of coding and Boolean logic, was pointed by Randsat as a major reason for the ongoing increase.
Financial aspects of IT careers also carry responsibility for the new trend, as demand for IT workers has pushed up average salaries in the sector.
"Over the last few years, several high profile hacks have demonstrated the importance of well-trained cyber professionals, and IT security jobs and IT support jobs are now rightly viewed as integral to all firms.
"Most recently, a hack of Sony Pictures resulted in the film production company pulling distribution of the film ‘The Interview’ in a cyber-attack which sent ripples throughout the film industry and highlighted the growing threat of cyber-crime," Ms Jacobs added.
The study was part of a much wider sample of 225,000 people across 23 countries.
"The IT & Telecoms industry has become much more high profile, as recent Tech-city floats illustrate how tech firms can experience exponential growth over a very short span of time, developing from small start-ups to multi-million-pound enterprises," Ms Jacobs said.
The Automotive industry is the most voted sector for the fourth year running to work for, with BMW ranking second for UK’s most attractive large employer overall.
Business Services, Utilities & Energy, Leisure, and Insurance where put at the very bottom of the rank.