Data reveals the most in demand tech job in the UK


As the BCC continues its commitment to equipping professionals with insights into the dynamic tech landscape, we explore the latest revelations about the thriving tech job market in the UK.

In a landscape where innovation is a cornerstone, the surge in tech job opportunities has reached a 10-year high, with the UK’s tech industry standing proudly as the world’s third largest.

The Knowledge Academy’s recent study delved into the most sought-after tech jobs and skills for 2023, shedding light on the evolving landscape of the tech workforce.

They scraped data from 10,800 IT job listings to find that the most sought-after tech job of 2023 was a Project Manager, with 359 active roles and an average salary of £47,295. These professionals play a pivotal role in shaping the technological landscape by overseeing departmental objectives and implementing crucial IT projects.

Following closely was the .Net Developer, occupying the second spot with 320 job listings and an estimated average salary of £53,169 according to Indeed salary checker. As businesses continue to embrace various applications, .Net Developers remain in high demand, contributing to the development of web, mobile, AI, and cloud applications.

The third position was claimed by C# Developers, specialists in the C++ coding language, boasting over 200 job listings and an average salary of £61,435. Their unique expertise sets them apart from .Net Developers, requiring a deeper understanding of the coding language and its nuances.

Software Engineer secured the fourth spot, with 181 vacancies and an average salary of £50,557. These engineers play a vital role in enhancing business efficiency by developing high-quality software solutions, particularly crucial in the thriving landscape of e-commerce and fintech in 2023.

The study also shed light on the most important skills for tech workers, with Project Management emerging as the top skill, mentioned in job descriptions 6,616 times, encompassing both technical knowledge and soft skills such as leadership, communication, and decision-making.

Infrastructure claimed the second spot among in-demand tech skills in 2023, featuring 5,403 times in job adverts.

Programming languages continue to be crucial, with SQL and C# language ranking among the top 5 most in-demand skills.

Cybersecurity ranked 9th among the top 10 most important skills for tech workers, with 3,557 job postings referencing this skill.

For those seeking roles in this dynamic landscape, demonstrating not just technical expertise but also soft skills is important. The BCC encourages professionals to stay informed and adaptive, navigating the evolving tech job market with resilience and a commitment to excellence.

If you wish to explore the detailed data and analysis, we recommend visiting The Knowledge Academy’s website at to find out more about this insightful research.


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