professionals outside of London are closing the pay gap on those
working in the capital, an IT recruitment company has claimed.
ReThink Recruitment claims that many firms are now relocating
departments and their employees, including IT sales
and marketing staff, to more provincial areas, resulting in other
regions in the UK catching up with London in the wage stakes.
The firm has stated that IT
expansion in the regions is occurring three times faster than that
in London and that this is giving the rest of the UK a real
Jon Butterfield, from the company, said: "The two-tier market for
jobs, which mirrored the traditional North-South divide, is fast
"For the most in-demand IT jobs,
pay differences between London and regional hubs like Manchester
Mr Butterfield added that a skills shortage was also increasing the
demand for IT
professionals, including sales and marketing, in the
regions and that companies are using high wages as incentive to
draw employees away from the south-east.
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