Job postings for technology positions in the UK increased by 10% last year. Analysis by CompTIA shows that in 2016 there were more than 1.3 million IT job postings, equating to more than one in 10 of all UK jobs advertised. The size of the UK technology workforce has grown by more than 100,000 since 2012.
Graham Hunter, VP Certifications, Europe and Middle East at CompTIA, said: “Businesses in the UK continue to become ever more reliant on technology and these results highlight that firms are looking for staff to help them meet IT demands in the 21st century. Most organisations now need tech savvy employees across the workplace and not simply in the IT department.”
Kristian Wright, Managing Director of Network Operations Centre Inbay and Executive Council Member at CompTIA, added: “The flip side is that given the wealth of job opportunities out there, SMBs in particular are finding it more difficult to retain skilled staff and attract the new people they need to deliver today’s in-demand services – business continuity and security, for example. This makes it even more important for SMBs to develop current staff.”