Technology, Digital and Sales Recruitment in Nottingham
Punching above their weight
With an IT workforce of nearly 12,000, Nottingham is a tech city with a lot to offer. Its tech scene has grown by 9% since 2015, thanks to the city’s strong higher education institutions, sustained investment in digital infrastructure, and a strong foundation of both multinationals and startups.
Several large tech employers have their UK headquarters in the city, including two global FinTechs. Capital One and Experian both create hundreds of jobs in Nottingham, and cement the city’s position as a top location for fintech startups and scaleups.
“For a city of its size, Nottingham punches above its weight when it comes to being the home of industry-leading multinationals”
Scott Knowles, East Midlands Chamber Chief Executive
In 2022, the University of Nottingham launched a research centre
focused on utilising financial technologies to promote a more inclusive culture
of innovation in the financial services industry. Known as INFINITY for
short, the Centre for Inclusive Financial Technology uses the latest data
analysis and modelling techniques to target financial inclusion, providing a
more diverse mix of opportunities in the industry.
Working in IT in Nottingham
For IT and tech professionals keen to be at the forefront of a new wave of the tech scene, Nottingham is the ideal location. The collaborative and innovative focus of the city is clear in its many tech initiatives, including the Nottingham Entrepreneurs Club and the Nottingham Technology Incubator, both of which provide support to startups.
Similarly, Scale Space is a collaborative workspace for digital tech companies designed to help scaleups grow, and its Nottingham branch is the first regional venture outside of London. In 2022, the space teamed up with the University of Nottingham to launch the FinTech and Data Innovation Hub, where a research team from the university’s Faculty of Social Sciences will be on hand to offer advice and assist in innovation.
The city’s living standards and social scene are thriving too; on average, renting in Nottingham is over 60% cheaper than in London, and over 17% cheaper than in neighbouring Birmingham. For digital social events, Tech Nottingham hosts a range of events, all for free in the city, as well as a Slack channel, student outreach programme, and sustained advocacy for the Nottingham tech scene.
If you’re looking for IT jobs in Nottingham, our team of consultants
are here to help. We’ve been helping candidates find their dream positions for
more than 20 years, and recruit across a number of specialisms:
- Softwaring Engineering Jobs
- DevOps Jobs
- Data Jobs
- Tech Sales Jobs
- Quality Assurance Jobs
- IT Support Jobs and more
Our extensive network of clients gives us access to jobs you won’t find online, so get in touch to find your dream tech or IT job in Nottingham.
IT recruitment in Nottingham
Nottingham is a city ripe with IT and digital talent, thanks to its extensive transport links and prestigious institutions. 60,000 students study in Nottingham each year, and the city’s two universities are key innovators in the tech scene, with several programmes and schemes to support local tech progress. It’s no surprise that this strong student atmosphere has impacted the direction of local business - the student connectivity platform UNiDAYS is based in the city.
Nottingham has also made significant investments in its digital infrastructure to attract more businesses to the city. The Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram system stretches 20 miles across the city to provide a cheap and convenient way to travel, while CityFibre are investing £117million to revolutionise Nottingham’s broadband system, connecting the city’s residents and businesses to full-fibre broadband. As for national travel, the city is just 20 minutes from East Midlands Airport, and the M1 provides easy access to London, Sheffield, and Leeds.
Whether you’re an IT start-up or a multinational, there’s no better time to explore IT recruitment in Nottingham. If you’re looking to unlock the city’s potential for your business, Applause IT can help.
Our team of specialist consultants have years of experience finding the perfect candidate, and we work on both IT contract jobs and permanent roles, so there’s no one better to complete your team. Get in touch today to find out how we can best assist your hiring process.
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