Research by techUK and CWJobs revealed that almost half of companies in the UK are looking to hire new IT talents.
Indeed, the pandemic has driven this need for tech jobs in order to sustain and grow the economy. Hence, this symbolizes a great opportunity for tech experts as well as give them the rights skills to thrive in this digital future.
Although the first lockdown had a negative effect on job hirings, CWJobs witnessed 224,000 tech jobs posted on its site across 2020, as well as a 25% increase in demand for tech talent in June 2020 compared to 2019.
Moreover, it was also found out by the Recruitment and Employment Federation that IT job adverts had increased in July 2020, and Tech Nation reported a 36% increase in tech job vacancies posted between June and August 2020.
As we are entering a completely digital and online era, technology is due to play a major role in the UK’s economic recovery. Tech skills are more important than ever, with 40% of respondents believing that IT skills were the most needed to succeed in the tech sector.
Besides, more companies are committed to increasing the learning, retraining, and upskilling of their employees in order to close the skills gap and ensure the British tech jobs market will remain agile and robust throughout 2021 and beyond.
The UK is however still suffering from an important tech skills gap with more than 60% of business executives claiming their businesses do not have the tech talent for delivering their digital strategy, including cloud, cybersecurity, IT support, and artificial intelligence among others.
The research reported that the most in-demand jobs were business analysts, Java developers, and IT support engineers as well as roles centered around software development.