Demand for foreign born tech talent grows by nearly a third in just one year

Web designers and developers most sought after

Penny Horwood
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Demand for foreign born tech talent grows by nearly a third in just one year

Despite impressions to the contrary, the number of work permits issued for foreign IT professionals increased by nearly 13,000 during 2022

The UK's tech skills gap shows no sign of closing, with numerous factors including but not limited to; Brexit, the pandemic, new tax rules on off-payroll working, the UK education system being seem...

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