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Half of UK's Top 100 Employers to Hire IT Graduates this Yea

According to the High Fliers Study of the graduate market in 2015, over half of the UK's top 100 employers will have graduate vacancies in IT this year.

The research is based on the organisations named as The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, which were selected in a poll of 18,336 students.

Of the 17 sectors, over half of the 100 employers questioned said they planned to offer roles in IT.

UK IT and telecommunications vacancies increased by 13.7% in 2014, rising from 600 in September 2013 to 830 in July 2014.

According to the report, the largest recruiters of graduates in 2015 will be Teach First, PwC and Deloitte.

Overall UK industry sectors increased graduate vacancies in 2014 by 7.9%, which was the biggest increase in over a decade, and predicted to reach over 8.1% for 2015 graduates.

The 2015 figures revealed that employers in 9 out of 13 sectors are preparing to take on more graduates this year.

For vacancies at IT and telecommunications companies, the salaries on offer through 2015 are predicted to be £700 higher compared with 2014.

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