IT Recruitment Agency Manchester
Manchester, one of the most lucrative cities in Europe for IT, digital and marketing recruitment, is home to almost 200 specialist tech recruitment agencies. So, how to choose the best for your business? Our experienced team of tech recruitment specialists has been dedicated to the IT sector since 2004. Since then, we’ve helped many of the city’s 10,000 tech firms grow their digital teams. We’re now proud to be among the most trusted IT recruitment agencies in the north-west.
Challenges of IT Recruitment Agencies Manchester
28% of jobs advertised in Manchester are in tech. That’s the highest ratio of tech vacancies outside London. Consequently, this creates stiff competition among IT recruitment agencies in Manchester. Tech recruitment pipelines move fast, and candidates often apply for several roles simultaneously so hiring managers must act quickly to snap up the best talent.
Money Supermarket recently reported that our living expenses are higher than London. Manchester’s high cost of living can make attracting tech talent difficult.
As Manchester’s tech sector grows rapidly, demand for IT skills surges. Thus, demand for IT professionals outpaces the availability of tech talent. Furthermore, it’s not only tech companies recruiting tech professionals; all business sectors require tech skills.
While Manchester is a desirable location for tech professionals, some prefer Liverpool’s proximity to the coast, Sheffield’s community spirit, or the accessibility of the Yorkshire Dales from Leeds.
Covid accelerated the remote work trend. Consequently, the best candidates often expect remote working. Heightened availability of remote opportunities increases competition for tech recruitment from London.
How We Can Help
At the core of our recruitment agency, we have always been dedicated to IT recruitment and take pride in the enduring relationships we’ve nurtured. We work closely with our clients, strongly emphasising identifying the right candidate who possesses the technical skills and is a good cultural fit for their environment. This commitment is the cornerstone of our success in the IT sector.
Understanding the Manchester Tech Recruitment Market
Our business has grown with Manchester’s tech scene and survived two economic recessions. So, we deeply understand market fluctuations throughout good times and bad and how to support our clients through challenging times.
We specialise in tech recruitment but recruit for a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, fintech, and med techs, from tech start-ups to global giants, from entry-level to board-level. Our extensive experience enables us to provide unique insights into the supply and demand for niche tech professionals.
Passive Talent Discovery
From junior software developers to executive search, our specialist tech recruiters excel in sourcing niche skills for diverse roles across the UK. We actively engage with passive candidates, leveraging social media to identify professionals who are not actively job-seeking.
Expand Your Network
Our extensive reach covers the UK and beyond, including industry leaders, professional groups, and local universities. Leveraging our network gives smaller tech companies and start-ups access to a wide range of tech job seekers and valuable industry insights.
Our specialist IT recruitment consultants deeply understand our market and the skills required for specific roles. Your recruitment consultant will help you craft job descriptions and tailor their hiring strategies to attract the best candidates in Manchester.
Time is critical in today’s competitive tech recruitment landscape. Our expertise and resources allow us to help businesses streamline their recruitment process, enabling quicker decision-making. Trust us to take care of preliminary interviews and time-wasting admin. By reducing interview process delays, we minimise the risk of losing top candidates to competitors. Our efficiency saves valuable time and ensures businesses secure the best talent, maintaining a competitive edge in their industry.
Hiring tech talent involves sensitive conversations surrounding salary, benefits, and responsibilities. This is often the most stressful part of the recruitment process. We handle these delicate discussions, making the hiring process less stressful for all.
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.
Attracting Tech Talent to Manchester
Manchester shines as a prime destination to recruit top tech professionals. Its vibrant tech community, renowned universities, and abundant cultural opportunities create an appealing environment for tech enthusiasts. Leading tech companies and pioneering start-ups, including The Hut Group and AO.com, bolster Manchester’s status as a digital hub.
Furthermore, the city boasts a rich talent pool driven by esteemed institutions like the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Enhanced by excellent transport links, Manchester’s accessibility is unmatched. The city’s proactive approach to fostering business through initiatives like the Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub and the Northern Powerhouse ensures a continuous influx of tech talent. This vibrant tech landscape has made Manchester a frontrunner in tech investment, injecting millions into its digital economy. Initiatives such as the Atom Valley Mayoral Development Zone create abundant high-tech job opportunities. To tap into this remarkable talent pool, knowing where to look is crucial, and Manchester offers the perfect canvas to recruit tech professionals of the highest calibre.
Areas We Cover
Our Manchester recruitment team cover the city centre, surrounding areas and the north-west. Below are the top places in Manchester to conduct your tech job search.
- Manchester City Centre
- Manchester Airport Area
- Media City
- Hazel Grove
- Ashton Under-Lyne
- Old Trafford
Our experienced team of recruitment specialists cover the whole of the UK, Europe and the USA. So if the area your vacancy is in is not listed, please give us a call or fill in the contact form below, and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.