London leads south-east for wage hikes

Tech professionals' salaries in the capital rose 4.3 percent over the last 12 months, compared to 3.4 percent in the south-east

Wages for London IT professionals are rising faster than those for their peers in the rest of the south-east.

A survey of more than 4,000 IT staff has found salaries in the capital rose by 4.3 percent over the last 12 months, outstripping wages in the south-east by almost one percent. Technology professionals there saw their pay packets swell by 3.4 percent over the same period.

The average IT salary for permanent employees in the south-east is £33,513, according to IT recruitment agency CV Screen, which conducted the survey. This compares to £38,577 in London — a 15 percent higher average wage.

Alex Lawson, London account manager for CV Screen, said the IT jobs market in the capital remains strong and the company is currently experiencing "very high demand for staff".

Lawson added that, while many commentators are predicting economic turbulence and a tough year ahead, the early signs show the technology jobs market is holding up well.