The surge in IT vacancies across the UK looks set to continue over the next few months, with 2022 expected to see three times more postings than 2020.
However, with skills shortages rife, the sector’s growth could be restricted – this is according to recent research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
The report, using data provided by Vacancysoft, revealed that technology companies are currently the most active recruiters – between January and May, there were over 32,000 IT vacancies across the sector, accounting for 43% of all the IT positions advertised.
Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo, commented, “The demand for IT experts spiked during the pandemic and we’ve witnessed a continuation of this trend for the year so far. While it’s certainly encouraging to see such demand for IT professionals, the UK’s dearth of talent is now critical and we are already seeing this impact the growth of tech companies at a time when they should be thriving.”