Latest skills articles

'We want to hire developers but we're struggling to find really talented ones' - thetrainline.com CTO

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Mark Holt explains that many developers don't have the required attitude or communication skills to be considered for a job
30 May 2014

Microsoft: We still need humans!

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Chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin counters ServiceNow CEO Frank Slootman's claim that IT departments are set for a massive wave of redundancies thanks to automation
20 May 2014

Talent shortage and immigration laws holding back London tech scene

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Tech City entrepreneurs want easier access to Silicon Valley talent
23 Apr 2014

Computing teams up with QA Training to combat growing cyber security skills gap

Securing Talent campaign aims to raise awareness of growing need for professionals with IT security skills
11 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: It’s easier to learn to code than to learn soft skills, says eBay’s head of EU analytics

Being able to hold a conversaton with executives is critical and is harder to learn, Davide Cervellin tells delegates
28 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: ‘Data scientists are like yetis - there aren’t many of them’ - HP

The size issue of big data is no longer an problem, but lack of data scientists is, says HP's big data solution marketing director
27 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: “Some of the best data scientists are already in our business” says Northumbrian Water

Give your data experts space to innovate, agrees MEC CIO
27 Mar 2014

O2 invests £500,000 to boost digital skills for young people

'Think Big Hub' intended to train 3,000 young people in its first year
24 Mar 2014

BT, IBM, Capgemini to offer cyber security apprenticeships

Employers team up with e-skills UK in a bid to close 'cyber skills gap'
20 Mar 2014

Cabinet Office launches Cyber Security Challenge 'masterclass'

The event will culminate in a champion being crowned on Saturday evening
14 Mar 2014

Betfair CIO: Shortage of VMware skills meant we had to cross-train staff

When systems integrator 2e2 went bust, Betfair decided to do the job in-house
25 Feb 2014

London's CIOs to see average salary rise to £185,000 a year

Meanwhile, IT contractors are seeing huge year-on-year pay rises of up to 13 per cent
24 Feb 2014

'People could get more benefits' after Universal Credit digital rollout

Tinder Foundation CEO Helen Milner believes new system could make things simpler, but warns citizens need to be computer literate to make gains
04 Feb 2014

Plugging the IT Skills Gap Part Three: Visa Europe

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

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?

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