What are the top tech jobs in Bournemouth?
Bournemouth Town Hall. Image: Don Fritz/Shutterstock

What are the top tech jobs in Bournemouth?

12 Apr 2018

Looking to relocate within the tech industry? Bournemouth should definitely be on your list of places to consider.

This month, we’re taking a closer look at Bournemouth, and how it feeds into the global sci-tech ecosystem with its own vibrant technology hub.

It’s safe to say that, while it’s not on the cheaper side of things when it comes to accommodation, Bournemouth still attracts a wealth of tech talent due to its idealistic way of living.

That might be enough for you to consider relocating there, but tech talent will still want to know what the job market is like.

Want to know what the most in-demand tech roles are in Bournemouth? Curious about the kind of salary you can expect?

We spoke to our friends at Hays to find out more about the major tech jobs in Bournemouth and found that three of the top five in-demand roles involved development.

Specifically, .Net developers take the top spot, with an average salary of £40,000, while a BI developer matches that average salary and comes in at number four as one of the most in-demand tech roles.

The second-hottest role in Bournemouth is front-end developer, making an average annual salary of £36,000.

Data analysts also make the list, with an average salary of £32,000, which is pretty healthy when examined next to the equivalent in Bristol and Belfast.

Outside of the development space, Bournemouth’s unique selling point from a jobseeker’s point of view is its digital and creative industry. According to Hays, there is roughly one digital agency per 1,000 people in Bournemouth.

This is backed up further by the Tech Nation Report released in 2017, which shows that nearly 16,000 people are employed in digital technology, with an average advertised digital salary of just below £40,000.

Additionally, 26pc of digital tech businesses in the area are classed as ‘high-growth’.

Hays Bournemouth salary infographic

Infographic: Hays

Bournemouth Town Hall. Image: Don Fritz/Shutterstock

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Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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