Over 1.5 million people in the UK work in IT.
With 97,000 people in the West Midlands working in IT.
The IT industry is fast changing and will need new recruits with high level skills and qualifications. The industry predicts that future workers will need to have more technical skills and the abilty to work across multiple platforms, as well as business, creative and interpersonal skills.
The greatest demand will be for people with the skills and qualifications to work in:
- IT Networking
- Business analysis
- Systems integration
- Web support
- IT architecture and design
- IT security
But remember all sectors will need people with skills and qualifications in IT.
IT is a fast growing sector that constantly changes making people with latest skills and knowledge in great demand. It is essential that people who work in this sector keep their skills up-to-date.
IT is a growing industry in Coventry and Warwickshire and the area is home to a number of IT and new technology firms, as well as being home to the Serious Games Institute.
Some of the new developments happening in Coventry and Warwickshire will attract new companies and industries to the area - many of these will need people with IT skills and some will require IT professionals.