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Employer insights: skills survey 2015

Presents the findings of a survey of 1,658 UK employers which investigated tech employment and skills, recruitment, and adoption patterns for the cyber security, big data analytics, cloud computing and mobile computing sectors. Includes the following key findings: the use of digital technologies is almost universal among UK businesses; almost half of all firms recruiting tech specialists reported that some or all of these positions had been hard to fill; only one out of every 20 companies has ever taken on an apprentice to fill a tech specialist role, but one in ten say they are likely to take on an apprentice in the coming year; the biggest barrier to recruiting leavers from full-time education is a lack of technical skills; 27% of the biggest employers now use big data analytics to support their work; and more than half of companies that have implemented cloud computing plan to further increase their spending on that technology.


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