Growing demand for IT Graduates as vacancies up 77%
This rise of 77% is significantly higher than all other sectors, except the public sector. The growth in Technology graduate vacancies is astonishing given that other sectors have shown dramatic falls in the number of vacancies including Banking and Finance down 10% and Law down 22%.
Despite this rise and clear growing demand, the IT skills gap continues to grow as computer science degree applications actually fell between 2011 and 2012. The number of computer science applications fell by 10% in 2012 but have since marginally increased to 2013 (UCAS).
Meanwhile, IT Graduate’s can expect an average starting salary of £25,000. Despite the increase in demand in this sector, starting salaries have actually been constant for the last few years (Technojobs data). In the UK, IT and technology graduate placements are offered by many of the bigger employer brands including Accenture, HSBC, JP Morgan, John Lewis and many more.
Charlotte Attwood of www.itgraduatejobs.com comments: “These figures dramatically validate the growth in demand for IT, Technology and Telecommunication Graduates. But there is clearly a requirement to increase the volume of Computer Science students. One reason for the lack of computer science students seems to be due to the fact that computer science it not taught at school. By increasing the computer science skills learnt at school it may begin to close the IT skills gap that is evident in the workplace. In order to fuel future economic growth, technology will be at the heart of the economy, therefore this need is clearly without question”.
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