According to research and analysis carried out by the big developer websites, Stack Overflow, Tech Republic and IEEE Spectrum, Python is the fastest-growing and most popular programming language in the world right now. Great. So, what does this popularity content mean to your career? Is it worth learning and developing your Python skills or…Details
You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry that isn’t going to be affected by AI and machine learning in the coming years so it’s no surprise that machine learning skills are currently in great demand – and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. In addition to the core bank of skills you…Details
As Computer Weekly’s big annual salary survey amongst the UK and Irelands IT professionals, we take a look at their findings to give employers and candidates the low down on what to offer and aim for in this year’s tech job market. Tech professionals are still earning well when compared to the 2016 survey,…Details
Demand for embedded developers and engineers is continuing to soar, thanks to the growth in IoT technology, however a third of employers are struggling to hire people with the relevant skills for today’s embedded software requirements, according to the recent Canonical survey. Embedded development is nothing new in the world of tech, which has…Details
Time to Skill-up in AWS Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the top public cloud service provider in the world right now and so it’s no surprise that AWS skills are in hot demand. If you’re skilled in AWS, you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to choose from as there are currently thousands of unfilled…Details
Recruiting for Cloud Computing is a Challenge According to the 2017 UK Cloud Skills Report, nearly half of organisations plan to recruit people with cloud skills over the next year. There is no doubt that cloud professionals are in high demand. However, with 38% of businesses reporting difficulties in finding the talent they need, there…Details
PWC’s Global Industry 4.0 Survey last year was the largest survey of its kind, which reported on company thinking regarding the progress of Industry 4.0. Speaking to over 2000 participants from the major industrial sectors in the world, they found that over a third of respondents felt that insufficient talent was one of the…Details
Earlier this month, International Women’s Day celebrated the achievements of women throughout the world whilst drawing attention to the need for greater equality between the genders. The event shone a spotlight on many sectors, including the tech and engineering industries in which we operate, and highlighted the need for the STEM industries to recruit more…Details
What impact will industry 4.0 have on the jobs market? As the rocky year of 2016 drew to a close, the government provided a beacon of hope when they pledged £2billion to boost our developments in industry, science and technology, and spoke of a new mission to recruit three million apprentices by 2020 to…Details
Computer Weekly’s 2017 Salary Survey for the Tech industry is out. This annual research presents findings from 738 interviews with IT professionals throughout the UK and Ireland on their earnings and career expectations. If you work in the tech industry or looking to switch jobs, it’s worth a read. Here’s the low-down from the…Details
The Skills Gap in IT is the Leading Barrier to Success There have been many high profile surveys carried out over the past year amongst CIOs, which show that a large percentage of decision makers now feel that skills shortages in IT is the leading barrier to success. The talent shortage has been creeping…Details
Size is becoming less important. It’s the innovative recruiters who will attract the best talent in the future.
There is a well-documented IT talent crisis. At a time when companies are racing to compete in smart technology, the over-recruited, dwindling pool of in-demand talent is putting additional pressure on already squeezed hirers and HR professionals.
As depressing as that sounds, it does pose some opportunities for innovative recruiters and smart companies. It also flattens out the playing field for those brands who may not have the clout of larger, more well-established brands.Details