Software and communication skills in demand
Software programming skills are still in demand despite companies cutting back IT spending. But programmers must have strong communication skills if they are to secure work
Last week the monthly Recruitment & Employment Confederation and KPMG UK Employment Report saidkey programming skillsare in short supply despite a sharp drop in IT vacancies.
UK businesses need more permanent staff with .net, C#, and PHP, said the research. Temporary staff with CNC programming skills are in high demand.
The financial services sector, which has been hit hard by the recession, is still looking for people with the right skills, according to Philip Treleaven, professor of computing at University College London (UCL).
UCL launched a PhD course in Financial Computing this month. Graduates will carry out research using niche skills such as programming for algorithmic trading.
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On a personal note, I believe that the outcome of the course would be good. However:
Hopefully the ressession will be over by then...