IT Sector

Matthew Dickinson provides some valuable insights to life as an apprentice, working towards a diploma in technology and telecommunications. His final words in the article will ring a chord with many "... young people just need a chance...".

Photograph of Matthew Dickinson, accompanying the article "Matthew Dickinson: Life as an Apprentice in Technology and Telecoms"

We've recently developed overviews of Scotland’s progress in some of the biggest IT/tech industries. This week it's an infographic looking at Scottish FinTech.

Scottish FinTech Infographic from Company Connecting

This week we are publishing two infographics showing the sectors that IT companies are working within. 

The Top 3 sectors for English IT companies are: Healthcare (15%), Government (7%) and Financial Services  (6%)

Top 10 sectors for IT Companies in England

This week we are publishing two infographics showing the sectors that IT companies are working within. 

The Top 3 sectors for Scottish IT companies are: IT (10%), Oil & Gas (8%) and Healthcare (5%)

Top 10 sectors for IT Companies in Scotland

In last week’s blog I commented on how quickly things change, and used the example of the severe downturn in the Oil & Gas industry. The IT skills shortage is well documented, but are we doing anything different to address the skills issues? Is there a different way of working and using underutilised skills in small IT companies in various locations around the country?

In the words of a Twitter feed from an attendee at #DPSTech2015 ' If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got'.

So let's look at things differently.

 

 

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