UK tech job vacancy rising along with the search for tech talent
The UK tech companies are searching for qualified cloud engineers, quantum computing, robotics, blockchain, and such sector experts to fill empty spaces creating mass vacancies. The sector is rapidly spectating growth, and the field is to be equipped with well-suited professionals to cope with challenges.
With the pandemic, many people lost their jobs or started working from home. Even a significant percentage realised it is better to start a business of their own. And to fill the void, demand for specialised professionals is growing.
To cope with the demand, companies lag behind work schedules and adapt to newer features available on the market to serve more customers. As a result, less balance is adding up into company charts. According to Accenture, digital tech professional demands rose more than 10% within the first half of 2021.
By July 2021, over 93,000 jobs opened up, according to UK Tech Talent Tracker (NYSE: ACN), and it is the first time the sector needs utmost workforce. From last year to January, 85,000 vacancies were filled, but the availability went 76% lower than last year.
Among many tech sectors, quantum computing saw the largest vacancy options, which more than tripled in a year, converting to a 157% rise in demand. The blockchain sector rose by 72%, and digital ethics and responsibility jobs soared 27%. Accenture technology lead in the UK and Ireland Shaheen Sayed said, “while the UK economy continues to bear the brunt of the pandemic, these figures are a ray of hope as technology helps to fuel the recovery.”
He also talked about investment in the newer software’s, machinery specially roadmap in electric vehicle production. Hybrid working and startups getting a boost are also directly responsible for the vacancies.
Global professional service company Accenture is a leader in digital, cloud and security. Together they create an unmatched experience and specialised skills for at least 40 industries, including consulting, technology, interactive, operations services, strategy and so on. Their research UK Tech Talent Tracker finds relevant results via technology keywords on the LinkedIn Professional Network.
Demand for tech professionals is always going to grow, and no data supports the opposite. Unless we live in the stone age where tech is not a priority, since it is and will always be a part of our life, there is no denying the advantage tech brings to our lives.
Gartner’s recent report said IT executives are concerned about the matter as there will not be “enough talent” to fill such roles. Even we saw CEOs of large tech companies saying there is always room for a good programmer, and we don’t have enough of them. Yes, it is such a scalable sector.
Open roles in Manchester are now 18% greater, while Leeds is 15%, Liverpool on 20% and Newcastle saw a 5% increase in vacancy. Accenture Scotland’s managing director Michelle Hawkins talked about the growing challenges, and “Scotland continues to focus its economic recovery on the development and implementation of digital technology, these latest figures are very encouraging.”
Many may question the skillset of the professionals as there is a vacancy and many companies want suitable persons. We guess that those professionals had a great off-time to sharpen up skills and learn newer methods of tech and programming languages. Many developed their version of projects which can benefit companies themselves.
Talented people don’t just wait for companies to hire them and work later on, but they certainly have bigger goals to achieve nevertheless. This makes the sector more interesting as highly skilled professionals would also want to work for themselves in the comfort of their homes rather than going to an office. As a result, filling the vacant space became much harder.
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