According to a recent Techno Job’s report, the demand for IT professionals is certainly on the rise, with the number of advertised IT vacancies increasing rapidly.
The research, which was carried out by the IT and technical job site, Techno Jobs, has found that although IT job vacancies are on the rise, there are fears that there are not enough skilled workers to fill the positions.
The job site found that the number of these IT job vacancies grew by 4,000+ in just a year, from an average 19,000 a month in 2011, to over 23,000 in 2012.
This trend is expected to continue this way during 2013, which will certainly come as good news for highly skilled IT contractors.
Anthony Sherick, Director of Technojobs said, “The more we rely on technology and the more we crave new technological breakthroughs, the more skilled IT professionals we are going to need to build them and protect us from the new threats that come with each new development.”
The National Audit Office (NAO) has also stated that without UK investment into next generation IT professionals, Britain could be more susceptible to cyber attacks in the future.
Technojobs director Anthony Sherick, explained, “The latest figures from the NAO back up exactly what we’re seeing. Unfortunately, without tailoring our education system to deliver future IT professionals, we are likely to experience a whole range of problems, from cyber security threats to companies outsourcing abroad and the consequential impact on unemployment in the UK.”
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