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Find out how IT & Telecoms fit into the UK’s job landscape

Research shows IT & Telecoms plays a large role in working Britain with a workforce of 1.5 million.

  • 862,700 people work in IT & Telecoms products and services.
  • 673,900 IT & Telecoms professionals work for organisations outside the IT & Telecoms industries.

IT & Telecoms is a major employer

One in 20 UK workers is employed in the IT & Telecoms workforce and there are around 144,000 workplaces in the IT & Telecoms industry.

Recruiters report skills shortages

IT & Telecoms-related skills shortages were reported by 3% of recruiters who responded to the 2010 e-skills UK employer survey.

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