UK will have 800,000 unfilled IT jobs by 2020

09 April by


According to the recent Computer Weekly Salary Survey 2017/2018 UK & Ireland, the UK will have 800,000 unfilled IT jobs by 2020. As such, the sector needs to work harder to both attract new talent and retain and train those it already employs.

The sector also needs to work harder to attract more women to the workforce and close the distinct gender pay gap.  According to the survey, women are paid 25 per cent less than their male colleagues. The average salary for women is reported to be £59,209 and for men £78,599.  Despite efforts to encourage women at all levels into the technology industry, the report suggests the number of women in IT has remained static, with only 17 per cent responding to the salary survey in 2017 (18 per cent in 2016).

Overall the UK&I technology sector continues to be well paid, with the average salary range between £50K and £75K and their are distinct areas of increased demand.  The technology roles currently on the rise include; cyber security, data scientists, business intelligence analysts, database developers and network administrators.

At ALLEN & YORK we have seen a growing demand for IT professionals across our current client base, and we have recently recruited to strengthen our IT recruitment service to enable a wider service offering, including; cloud, data, development and infrastructure.

If you are looking for your next IT technology career move, contact the ALLEN & YORK IT team 

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