West Midlands is leading tech growth region

The West Midlands has been named by the UK government as the country's fastest-growing tech region.

The area is said to be on track to create an extra 52,000 digital tech jobs by 2025, helping to generate an extra £2.7 billion for the local economy.

Tech job vacancies advertised in the region have almost doubled since December 2020 – from 5,099 to 9,287 in October 2021

Companies in the West Midlands have raised £454 million in venture capital funding already this year, compared to £358 million last year. The region is said to be home for over 1,300 startups.

Birmingham has an average advertised salary of £51,774 for digital tech roles according to jobs engine Adzuna.

The highest paying jobs in the city include data architect, with an average advertised salary of £76,052. Technical architect roles are advertised at £74,043 on average, and a Python developer comes in at £63,480.

Digital Minister Chris Philip said: “It’s great to see the digital sector in the West Midlands entering a golden era. There are high-quality and well-paid job opportunities for those who want to pursue a career in tech and the region is fast-becoming a powerhouse of digital talent.”

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