The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs has identified continuing strong demand from employers for people with high level ICT skills, across both the ICT sector and from other sectors such as international financial services, banking and business services.
Due to rapidly changing technological trends, changing skillsets and demand for new skills are emerging. Areas of demand include:
- Cloud computing
- Mobile devices and technology
- Big Data analytics
- IT security
- Social technologies
- Micro and nano-electronics.
The EGFSN 2013 report Addressing Future Demand for High-Level ICT Skills forecasts 44,500 job openings to arise over the period to 2018.