19:47 07 February 2018
A survey carried out by Joblift, an online search engine for more than one million jobs, has ranked Peterborough as one of UK’s tech hubs of the future. It ranked 5th place following university cities of Cambridge, Oxford, Guildford and Warwick.
Peterborough, which is home to a new hi-tech Innovation Lab, scores highly for the total number of tech jobs posted (10,564) and the percentage (25per cent) these vacancies held in the entire job market in the last 12 months.
A Joblift spokesman said: “When it comes to technology, London, Manchester and Birmingham dominate the job market.
“However, growth in these cities is slow and the competition increasingly high. “With this in mind, Joblift has analysed which smaller UK cities and towns are set to become Britain’s tech hubs of tomorrow.
“By analysing the top 50 locations in terms of the number of tech vacancies over the last 12 months, Joblift has ranked the top 10 places, with under 200,000 citizens, predicted to dominate the UK’s tech scene in the coming years.”
Paul Hughes, Allia’s director of Enterprise Support, said: “We launched the Allia Innovation Lab (a design and prototyping centre for start-ups) in Peterborough in 2016 because we recognised the potential of the city, its innovators and entrepreneurs.
“Peterborough is the home to a cluster of distinguished and innovative engineering companies, Peterborough City Council has invested in digital and Smart Cities infrastructure and there are plans to open a university in the city in the near future.
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