New data mined by the Adzuna boffins this month shows that Startups around the country are hiring more than ever before with 4,753 positions currently advertised, up 44% since 2012.
Software developers are in hot demand with 1,473 jobs currently on offer (+31% since 2012), with marketing roles second at 1,142 (+78% on 2012) and product at 570 (+8% on 2012). Successful startups like Onefinestay, Wonga and Hailo are leading the charge when it comes to hiring in London – there are over 100 open roles at these companies.
The research also surfaces the key attributes the UK’s tech startups look for in new recruits. Alongside the more recognisable requirements (“highly skilled”, “able to get things done”, “great in a team” and “smart”), startups value personality traits such as “curiosity”, “humility” and “being nice”.