The growth in technology graduate vacancies is surprising given that other sectors have shown falls in the number of vacancies including Banking and Finance which is down 2% and Law down by 23% during the same time period.
Despite this rise and growing demand, the IT skills gap continues to grow as computer science degree applications have not increased in line with the vacancy rate. Computer science degree applications have grown 70% since 2007, which shows there is still an ever increasing gap between vacancies and applications.
Meanwhile, an IT Graduate can expect an average starting salary of £25,000. Despite the increase in demand in this sector, starting salaries have remained consistent for the last few years (Technojobs data). In the UK, IT and technology graduate placements are offered by many of the bigger employers including Accenture, JP Morgan, Tesco, Deutsche Bank and many more.
Charlotte Attwood of http://www.itgraduatejobs.com comments: “These figures dramatically highlight the growth in demand for IT & technology graduates. There is clearly still a huge demand for computer science students. One reason for the lack of computer science students is due to the subject not being taught or encouraged at school. By increasing the computer science skills learnt at school it may begin to close the IT skills gap. Technology will be at the heart of the economy to fuel future economic growth, making it an essential skillset to incentivise”.
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