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UK 300: top IT and technology employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The UK 300 features the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers, employers and their own job hunts. The survey determines not only the most popular 300 graduate employers in the UK overall, but also the most popular graduate employers in a range of career sectors, including IT and technology.

The top graduate employers for IT and technology are listed in the table below. While Google’s position at the top of the table remains unassailable for another year, there are a surprisingly large number of new entrants to the list: Amazon, Bloomberg, Sky and Accenture. Interestingly, while having technology at their core, all of these new employers straddle multiple career sectors. Bloomberg, for example, can be seen as working within media and finance, as well as tech

The students and graduates surveyed who were interested in IT and technology careers:

  • were more likely than the average student to have completed an internship: 20% of first years had (versus an average across all sectors of 18%), 39% of mid-degree students had (versus 32%), 53% of finalists had (versus 46%) and 42% of graduates had (versus 40%).
  • were slightly less likely than average to have volunteered or had a part-time job: overall, across all year groups, 51% had undertaken voluntary work (compared to an average of 55%) and 67% had a part-time job (compared to 69%).
  • were more likely than average to have used LinkedIn, Skype and Twitter for careers purposes.

Percentages have been rounded.

Over 74,700 students and graduates took part in the Trendence UK Graduate Survey, which formed the basis of the results in the UK 300.

1

Google

Last year: 1

IT and technology

same
2

Amazon

Retail, buying and merchandising

3

Microsoft

Last year: 2

IT and technology

down
4

Samsung

Last year: 5

Consumer goods and FMCG

up
5

Apple

Last year: 3

IT and technology

down
6

IBM

Last year: 4

IT and technology, Management consulting

down

Financial services and insurance, IT and technology, Media, journalism and publishing

8

Sky

IT and technology, Media, journalism and publishing

IT and technology, Management consulting

10

Rockstar Games

Last year: 7

IT and technology

down
 
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