Latest skills articles

Neelie Kroes demands greater emphasis on IT in education

European digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes
VP for the European Commission for the Digital Agenda also wants to see more women in the IT sector
02 Dec 2011

Government responds to NextGen IT skills report

Students working with a computer
But it does not make any promises regarding IT teaching, and some argue that the gap will be filled by the private sector
01 Dec 2011

Government to open schools dedicated to STEM subjects

An IWB from Promethean
Osborne says new free schools will help to produce the engineering and science graduates the UK increasingly needs
29 Nov 2011

IT employment: public sector IT jobs can hamper career

But demand for IT staff will generally remain buoyant
24 Nov 2011

Intellect initiatives will help government talk to SMEs

The Intellect report follows consultation with key figures, including government CIO Joe Harley
21 Nov 2011

CompTIA launches global cloud computing qualification

The course will be available in the UK from 1 December
09 Nov 2011

Online fashion retailer woos IT graduates

Net-a-porter extols the virtue of nurturing IT talent
02 Nov 2011

Demand for permanent IT staff up despite public-sector job losses

Number of vacancies for permanent IT jobs has increased by 19 per cent over the past year
31 Oct 2011

Crash Podcast - UK IT jobs market, BT and breach disclosure

This week on Crash we welcome Richard Nott from CW Jobs to discuss trends in the UK IT job market
31 Oct 2011

Whitehall lacks key ICT skills, warns NAO

National Audit Office report looks at IT skills deficit in government
27 Oct 2011

Senior financial IT staff salaries have flatlined

A 14 per cent increase in salaries for financial IT staff between 2008 and 2010 was due to reduced bonuses
27 Oct 2011

HP and De Montfort University deliver new IT degree

Degree will teach students skills such as cloud computing and virtualisation
19 Oct 2011

Women in IT - Accenture Technology MD Part 2

Liv Sandbaek, managing director, Technolgy at Accenture discusses what it's like being a woman in the IT industry
17 Oct 2011

Olympics will deepen London's pool of IT talent, says 2012 CIO

In addition to skilled IT staff, 2012 Games will give capital a vast fibre-optic network, says Gerry Pennell, CIO for the games' organising committee
10 Oct 2011

UK startups launch recruitment drive for IT talent

Jobs fair promises to offer IT graduates more exciting career options than a job in banking
27 Sep 2011

NPfIT was beyond agile’s power to heal


22 Sep 2011

Crash Podcast - IT in schools and the role of the CSO

This week we discuss the government's failure to mention IT in its response to the James Review, and the role of the CSO in the wake of recent high profile security breaches
16 Sep 2011

Women in IT - Accenture Technology MD

Liv Sandbaek, managing director, Technology, Accenture, discusses her experiences in IT
05 Sep 2011

Why sixth-formers shun IT


01 Sep 2011

Skills shortage top concern for tech SMEs

Research from Zurich Insurance reveals small and medium IT firms feel retention of good staff is their top priority
31 Aug 2011

FDM Group urges IT industry to take on more females

In the wake of impressive GCSE results in IT, FDM Group says industry should aim to attract more young women into IT
30 Aug 2011

IT pros feel their lack of "soft skills" is holding them back

People management, followed by business and financial awareness, are the skills that IT professionals feel they are lacking the most
26 Aug 2011

Mums home in on contract IT jobs

Boom in freelance consultants benefits women with children
26 Aug 2011

Digital and social media specialists see 70 per cent pay rise

Average pay has hit £75,000 a year
22 Aug 2011