Posted on September 17, 2019 by staff

BBC and Monzo crowned most desirable UK workplaces


BBC, Monzo and Skyscanner have topped a list of the most appealing employers to UK tech talent.

The brands have been crowned as part of a new survey of tech knowledge workers, from career marketplace Hired.

The firm asked more than 3,600 ‘techies’ which firms they would most like to work for in the UK and internationally.

The BBC came in first place, followed by Monzo, Skyscanner, McLaren and DeepMind.

The survey, which focussed on London respondents, suggests that the average tech worker in the capital earns £62K, up 6 per cent on the previous year but down from £70K in 2015.

Only half of tech talent in London said they believe they’re paid fairly given the city’s cost of living, it said.

Internationally, US brands dominated the responsdents list of dream employers. London tech workers said LA was the most appealing US city for relocation.

The five most desirable international private brands overall were AirBnB, SpaceX, Hulu, Reddit and Kickstarter.

The five most desirable international public brands overall were Google Netflix, Apple, LinkedIn and Microsoft.

The survey also reports that more than 50 per cent of respondents valued culture almost as highly as compensation, and forty two per cent said they rate culture higher than salary.

When asked what was most off-puting when applying for a job, 49 per cent of respondents said that a boring product would be more off-putting than a poor reputation (43 per cent).

Mehul Patel, CEO of Hired, said: “Companies are only as successful as their people. And in order to attract the best and brightest, today’s innovative companies need a strong employer brand.

“A positive brand reputation can mean the difference between a company maintaining an all-star team or consistently losing dream candidates to a competitor.

“Hired’s latest report intends to showcase the brands that are doing it right and also provide advice to businesses that are looking for inspiration on how to inspire the world’s best tech talent into wanting to work with them.”