IT Recruitment Leeds
The demand for IT recruitment in Leeds is extremely high. The city’s technology scene is growing rapidly. So, therefore, is the need for tech professionals. There are currently almost 9,000 digital businesses employing over 50,000 IT professionals. To stand out in such a competitive market, your business needs to work with specialist recruitment consultants who understand the digital landscape. Our expert team has almost 20 years of experience recruiting IT, Digital and Marketing professionals in the area and an extensive network of tech talent at our fingertips.
Challenges of Recruiting IT, Digital, and Marketing Professionals In Leeds
The Capital of Yorkshire has a strong economy, vibrant cultural scene, and excellent quality of life, making it a popular destination for job seekers from the UK and beyond. However, attracting IT, Digital and Marketing skills presents a challenge to local employers for several reasons:
The demand for IT, digital, and marketing professionals is high across the UK, and the Jewel of West Yorkshire is no exception. However, employers here may experience more difficulty finding specific niche skills such as cybersecurity or data analysis than in nearby Manchester, which has a larger talent pool to draw from.
Leeds is home to several high-profile employers, for example, Sky Betting & Gaming, First Direct, and Asda. Therefore, smaller companies and tech startups face significant competition for local talent.
This northern social hub has much to offer regarding culture, nightlife, and employment opportunities. Although, it may not have as many ways for tech professionals to enjoy their downtime as larger nearby cities like Manchester or Liverpool.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the way many businesses operate has changed, making remote working commonplace. Thus, Leeds employers must work harder to compete, not only with other local businesses but also with companies based in other cities offering remote work opportunities.
Leeds is well connected with other cities in the region. While this can be good for business, these connections make it easy for top candidates to live here, where it is cheaper, but commute to nearby Manchester, where salaries are higher, or Sheffield, where it’s much greener.
How We Can Help
Working with a specialist IT recruitment agency can give your business the leading edge in competing for top tech talent. Our service provides the following benefits.
Understanding of the Local Tech Jobs Market
When it comes to IT recruitment in Leeds, our extensive knowledge enables us to guide and support employers in matching top candidates to their specific business needs.
Expand Your Network
Access to a wider pool of candidates through our extensive network, job boards, social media channels and marketing campaigns.
Free Up Your Time
We do the recruitment legwork so you can get on with your job. For example, conducting initial screenings and shortlisting candidates, so you only speak to candidates with relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.
We provide valuable insights into salary benchmarking in the IT, Digital and Marketing industries. These insights help our clients attract top talent while staying within their budget.
Relationship Management and Negotiation
We handle those awkward conversations that nobody likes to have. From initial screening to the final job offer, we tackle those tricky topics such as delivering negative interview feedback and negotiating salaries.
Our team have specialised in recruiting for the technology, digital and marketing sectors in the north-west since 2004. Since then, our reputation has grown, and we are now proud to be one of the most trusted digital recruitment agencies in the UK.
5 Reasons Leeds is An Attractive Proposition for Tech Professionals
Leeds has a growing digital sector, access to talent, strong transport links, and a vibrant cultural scene. These factors make Leeds an attractive destination for those looking to live and work in a dynamic and innovative city.
Lower Cost of Living
Leeds has a lower cost of living than other major UK cities such as London and Manchester, so that digital professionals can enjoy an excellent quality of life here. In 2022, Leeds was named one of the top ten places for tech professionals to live and work.
Growing Digital Sector
Leeds’s thriving digital sector comprises larger corporations and smaller tech start-ups specialising in e-commerce, social media, and fintech. The city is also proud to host several digital events, such as Leeds Digital Festival, Leeds Hack and Leeds Marketing Meetup. The above presents fantastic opportunities for tech professionals to work on unique and exciting projects and develop their skills.
Leeds has four universities within its city boundaries and a further three in nearby York, Huddersfield and Bradford. Between them, they produce a steady supply of talented graduates and a skilled and diverse workforce.
Good Transport Links
Leeds is well connected locally and internationally with a major airport, a central train station, and road links to other major cities. Such connections make it easy for digital professionals to travel for work or pleasure and can also attract businesses to the town.
Variety of Ways to Enjoy Your Down-Time
Leeds has a vibrant cultural scene with a range of museums, galleries, and theatres and a thriving nightlife. For more sporty types, there is football at Elland Road stadium, rugby and cricket at Headingley, or Pontefract and Weatherby for horse racing. This cultural diversity creates a quality work-life balance for digital professionals and presents endless networking opportunities.
Areas We Cover
Our Leeds recruitment consultants also cover the surrounding areas of North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Below are the top 20 places in Leeds and the surrounding areas for IT, Digital and Marketing jobs.
- Leeds City Centre
Our team cover the length and breadth of the UK. So if your organisation is outside one of the areas listed above, please call us to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, fill in the contact form below, and the relevant recruitment specialist will get back to you as soon as they can.