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No longer optional: employer demand for digital skills

Examines the demand for digital skills and the implications for the development of evidence-based digital skills policy. Outlines the policy context for the study, highlighting the aim of the UK Government's Digital Strategy 2017 for the UK to be a world-leading and inclusive digital economy, and describes the methodology used. Looks at the importance of digital skills in driving career enhancement, increased pay and better prepared workers for a changing labour market. Examines digital skills demand across the different regions of the UK, across firm types and sizes and across industrial sectors. Identifies the key digital skills required for job seekers to advance careers in key sectors. Considers the implications for policy makers and educators arising from the findings of the study, suggesting that digital skills are becoming central to the labour market.


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Nania, Julia et al
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