Research by Sector Skills Council e-skills shows employment in the IT industry is set to grow at five times the national average over the next ten years.
Their “Technology Insights 2011” suggests opportunities will increase at 2.19% per annum, with over half a million new IT & Telecoms professionals needed over the next five years.
Further details suggest that the age profile of the industry is now rising, with only 19% of professionals aged under 30 and 17% are over 50. The gender profile however remains a big issue as only 18% are women.
For more details see http://www.e-skills.com/technologyinsights2011