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Plugging the IT Skills Gap Part Three: Visa Europe

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Visa Europe builds its IT talent from the ground up, with in-house degree-level training
17 Jan 2014

Cyber security talent goes to the highest bidder

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The UK is widely seen as a world leader in cyber security expertise. But as Sooraj Shah reports, it is mainly those firms with the deepest pockets that are benefiting
16 Jan 2014

The ‘IT skills gap’ – a genuine problem or just scaremongering?

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Is UK plc scaremongering the government into relaxing visa restrictions?
05 Jan 2014

Top 10 IT skills stories of 2013

Computing has a look at the hardest hitting IT skills stories of the year
09 Dec 2013

Cyber skills gap – where does the fault lie?

Are unrealistic recruitment policies to blame for the UK’s cyber skills crisis? Sooraj Shah weighs up the evidence
06 Dec 2013

BCS given £1.1m to help teachers prepare for new computing curriculum

Funding is specifically for primary school teachers who have no experience of computer science
05 Dec 2013

Good IT staff hard to find – and Cisco skills harder still

IT director at Skanska also bemoans recruitment firms, saying they send totally inappropriate people for jobs
04 Dec 2013

'There is no cyber security skills gap' – The Economist's head of infosecurity

Vicki Gavin believes that there must be 'a lot of really bad recruiters out there'
29 Nov 2013

'You have a one in three chance of being recruited for big data role' SAS tells students

100 roles up for grabs at the likes of PwC, the BBC and HMRC, for 300 who attended today's careers fair
28 Nov 2013

Inspiring the next generation of computer scientists

Jane Richardson, director of the Oracle Academy in EMEA, looks at how we can start encouraging young people to think about a career in computer science
20 Nov 2013

Plugging the IT Skills Gap Part One: Back to school with Oracle

Part One of a three-part series examines Oracle's Java education programme
29 Oct 2013

Q&A with the Cyber Security Challenge participant who landed a cyber role at PwC

Computing speaks to Chris Doman, who came second in one of the challenges, about how the CSC enabled him to enter the cyber security field
29 Oct 2013

National Crime Agency to hire 400 trainee cyber intelligence officers

Trainees don't need formal qualifications and will earn £22,407 a year
22 Oct 2013

Is the BBC planning 'The Great British Code Off'?

Organisation said it will use its resources to give people the digital skills necessary
09 Oct 2013

CESG's cyber security certification scheme opened up to private sector

Scheme was launched in October 2012 for professionals working on government networks
30 Sep 2013

MoD recruiting 'cyber reservists' to defend the UK and attack enemies

Recruitment for cyber workforce will begin in October
30 Sep 2013

What actions are needed to plug the cyber security skills gap?

In the final part of our interview with Labour MP Chi Onwurah, she suggests areas where the government needs to take action to plug the cyber security skills gap
27 Sep 2013

Kroes announces EU IT education proposals to boost youth job prospects

'We have the tools, we have the technology, we definitely have the talent,' says Digital Agenda Commissioner
23 Sep 2013

E-skills and Cyber Security Challenge bid to make cyber security appealing to students

Two new programmes set to launch this month in secondary schools
13 Sep 2013

Cracking the NHS’s data analysis skills conundrum

On the back of Sir Bruce Keogh’s report, how can NHS staff better harness data to improve healthcare, asks Sooraj Shah
13 Sep 2013

How can you attract talent to the cyber security profession?

In part two of Computing's interview with Labour MP Chi Onwurah, she explains how talent can be attracted into the security profession
09 Sep 2013

Most public sector execs believe government must do more to bolster cyber defences

Two-thirds of public sector officials believe Cabinet Office underestimates cyber threats, finds McAfee survey
02 Sep 2013

Degree-level apprenticeships in cyber security launched in the UK

Apprenticeships are part of a new 'Cyber Academy' backed by John Lewis, IBM and more
02 Sep 2013

David Willetts: Government is trying to create pathways into the cyber security profession

Minister of state for universities and science tells Computing that some initiatives are already in place
30 Aug 2013