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London Software Engineering salaries fall by 1.7%
According to research by Hired, salaries for Software Engineers in London fell by 1.7% in 2016 compared with 2015 stats. The Software Engineers salaries in the capital bucked the trend of rising technology pay in general in 2016. Apparently, the UK is currently suffering a technology skills gap both inside and outside the technology remit, making it hard for firms to find skilled recruits they need. Which is why research also found that candidates relocating for a role are offered 28% more than local candidates – an average of £73,000 compared with £57,000.
Read more here (Computer Weekly) 14/02/2017
The Queen opens new Cyber Security centre
This week The National Cyber Security Centre, created to protect the nation from cyber-attacks was opened by the Queen. The centre is part of the intelligence agency GCHQ and was created as part of a £1.9bn five-year strategy to identify threats and help combat cyber-attacks on the UK. Technical Director of the NCSC states that they are “actively working to reduce the harm caused by cyber-attacks against the UK and will use the government as a guinea pig for all the measures we want to see done by industry at national scale.” Results will also be published openly to enhance collaboration, along with code as open source so others can use the techniques.
Read more here (BBC Tech News) 14/02/2017
Revealed: what skills and technologies developers should learn in 2017
Packt, the e-learning platform recently released their “Skill Up: Developer Talk” report. In the report software engineers, web developers and other industry leaders shared their thoughts on the ever-changing tech landscape and how developers can stay relevant in 2017. The Report covers a wide range of topics, from security, web and mobile development to programming, game development and data management. According to the report, Packt wanted to look at the talent behind today’s applications and algorithms to learn what real-world developers think about the industry.
Read more about the report here (SD Times) 02/02/2017
MEP’s vote to regulate robotics and AI
(MEPs) Members of European Parliament have called for robots and AI to be regulated. Stating that enforcing EU-wide rules such as enforcing ethical standards and establishing liability for potential accidents (involving driverless cars) were necessary for the fast-growing field. The vote took place on Thursday, passing with 396 votes to 123. The MEPs also asked the EU commission to propose rules in order to fuller exploit robotics and AI’s economic potential.
Read more here
(Tech City News) 17/02/2017
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