At TechSPARK, September is officially Talent Month. In partnership with our friends at Huboo Technologies, the award-winning order fulfilment service for eCommerce sellers, we’ll be bringing you features and events on all things tech talent in the South West. 

For Talent Month, ADLIB has put together a series on Skills and Talent Retention Factors, Permanent Salary Guides and Day Rate Salary Guides. Up first is the Top 10 most important factors in retaining Tech talent – see the full breakdown here!

Key trends within Tech Talent – Sector Overview

The Bristol region hosts more than 10,000 technology companies and an internationally renowned and mature tech ecosystem. Tech growth is being driven by emerging clusters in AI, robotics, fintech, VR, HealthTech, GreenTech and creative tech projects, which are springing out of the city’s many incubators and university research projects.

Scaleups have access to a wide variety of growth capital sources in the South West including angel groups and venture capital trusts. The region’s startup and creative scene is well documented as one of the most progressive, innovative and exciting in the world. Bristol’s talent market continues to flourish thanks to the concentration of high-quality education establishments, an ever-growing intake of relocators seeking a better quality of life and a vast number of tech meetup communities.

With the move towards greater remote working, the pool of talent is deepening and the area benefits from a vast contractor network. Local developer academies and initiatives that bring cross-trainers and juniors through are gathering pace to support demand.

So, if you want to know the most important work life policies to implement in order to retain your stellar tech talent, check out ADLIB’s top 10 list here: SW-Tech-Employment-2021-Top-Skills-and-Talent-Retention-Factors

Shona Wright

Shona covers all things editorial at TechSPARK. She publishes news articles, interviews and features about our fantastic tech and digital ecosystem, working with startups and scaleups to spread the word about the cool things they're up to. She also oversees TechSPARK's social media, sharing the latest updates on everything from investment news to green tech meetups and inspirational stories.