8 reasons to launch a career in tech

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It’s the perfect moment to launch a career in tech. It’s not only us saying it, it’s EVERYONE. If you’re thinking about starting a new career, we’ve gathered some stats for you about the booming tech industry in the UK in 2021 to help you take the leap:

1.’Accenture’s study revealed that Edinburgh saw the biggest growth of all UK cities, with open roles growing by more than half (51%)’

“As Scotland continues to focus its economic recovery on the development and implementation of digital technology, these latest figures are very encouraging…”

“There is a huge opportunity to meet new business needs post pandemic through investment in technology roles and the figures suggest Scottish companies are rising to the challenge.”

Scotland’s tech industry is going through an unprecedented growth, a small community with 10000s of opportunities!

2. ‘Scotland’s tech sector saw job listings increase by 25% over the last six months, compared to a 10% rise in the rest of the UK.’

“Demand for tech professionals in Scotland increased by 25% in six months – far exceeding the pace of the 10% rise seen in the rest of the UK. Edinburgh saw the biggest growth of all UK cities, with open roles growing by more than half (51%), followed by Bristol (48%) and then Glasgow (33%). The  demand for emerging technologies is fuelling jobs recovery.”

This is more than double the rest of the UK and it shows no signs of slowing down! 

3.’The UK is more attractive to international investors than ever; 63% of investment into UK tech came from overseas in 2020, up from 50% in 2016.’

The tech industry in the UK is thriving!

4.’The big data market is expected to be worth $103 billion by 2027, more than double its expected market size in 2018.’

This kind of exponential growth can only be good for those with the right skills!

5.‘Demand for workers with specialist data skills (like data scientists and data engineers) has more than tripled over the last five years (+231%) in the UK’

“Demand shows no sign of slowing down, and skill shortages that have plagued the economy for years will only get worse over time.”

Data analysis is everywhere. It’s also very important that the profiles are multi-skilled, with transversal social competences and a great capacity to adapt to changes. 

6.‘Digital tech industry growing six times faster than any other sector’

Microsoft predicted that by 2025 there will be 149 million new jobs in technology alone! This will require a massive skills upgrade to fill these vacancies, with 69% of companies already finding talent shortages and difficulties in the recruitment process.

7.’95% of businesses cite the need to manage unstructured data as a problem for their business.’

Across every industry, businesses are now taking advantage of their data; by taking data from any source and analyzing it, businesses are finding answers that  1) streamline resource management, 2) improve operational efficiencies, 3) optimize product development, 4) drive new revenue and growth opportunities and 5) enable smart decision making.

8.‘80% percent of employers in Scotland are planning to recruit staff over the next 12 months’

This is an 8-year high, with the tech sector among those particularly affected by skills shortages.


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