New research by e-skills UK shows that every year the IT & Telecoms professional workforce requires almost 21,000 new entrants to join directly from education.
Technology is at the heart of most companies, transforming business and society. There is a variety of jobs available in technology in almost every type of organisation – from small design agencies to large retail companies.
Students choosing to study or enter careers in IT will find a world of opportunities opening up to them. The average starting salary for someone going into a large IT corporation is around £28,500 per year, making the financial benefits strong.
Karen Price, CEO of e-skills UK, said: “The next generation of IT professionals has a huge role to play in terms of UK competitiveness. Young people really enjoy using technology in their everyday lives and they can build on that interest with a variety of exciting, well paid careers in the IT sector.”
The BigAmbition website is filled with information on the careers, companies and people currently in this sector. Go to www.bigambition.co.uk for more information.
To learn more about the current research on the industry and its future, download ‘Technology Counts: IT & Telecoms Insights 2010’ for free at www.e-skills.com/insights2010