Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Demand for IT staff at all time high

According to a study by e-skills UK, during the next 8 years, IT employment will grow at almost twice the national average.

The ‘Technology Insights’ report shows that almost 130,000 new recruits a year are needed to fill the IT and telecoms sectors in the UK, which is at a record high. The report also found that the most significant growth in the IT industry was in the following areas:
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  • ICT managers
  • Software professionals
  • IT strategy and planning professionals

In addition, it shows that the number of advertised job vacancies have increased from 82,000 per quarter in 2009 to over 115,000 per quarter in 2011.

The most advertised jobs are as follows:
  • Design
  • Development
  • Support roles

The most common technical skills required and looked for are C, C#, Java and SQL.

The CEO for e-skills UK Karen Price stated that “with IT employment set to grow at such a pace, it is vital that we continue to invest in the skills of those working in technology, and create new routes for young people to enter exciting and challenging careers in the industry”.