Tech workers confirm UK skills gap still a problem
Research by tech jobs site The IT Job Board has found the majority (56 percent) of UK tech workers that responded to its survey are convinced there is a skills shortage in the UK tech sector.
Sector skills body e-skills UK said around 140,000 vacancies a year need to be filled across IT professions, yet pointed out the UK only has around 12,000 computer science grads annually.
A large majority (72 percent) of the survey respondents also believed the skills gap is growing year-on-year. Asked why there is a skills shortage in the UK, more than half (55 percent) of respondents cited rapid changes within the IT sector, with the same proportion blaming a lack of IT pros.
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