Demand for IT professionals soars

Written by Michelle Rodger

Demand for IT professionals in Scotland has soared, leading a general rising trend for demand for professionals across the country.

Research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) revealed that demand rose by 24% year-on-year to September 2018

The data also shows a notable increase in overall demand for professionals, which rose by 16%.

Moya Rylands, regional director at APSCo, said: After months of progress, professional job availability in Scotland is seeing continued growth. Leading this success is the country’s IT sector, which is going from strength to strength.

“Following an investment of £6.9 million, innovative software firm, Mudano will be launching an Edinburgh office to create the first artificial intelligence project management software in the world. Moves such as this are vital to the Scottish economy to fuel growth, further investment and endorse the country’s strength in the sector. This will no doubt connect more businesses with the skilled workforce creating more job opportunities in the region.

“Additionally, the Scottish Government is offering £48 million to create a National Manufacturing Institute in the country, which will harness innovation by allowing companies in the sector to access new technologies and talent pools.”

About the author

Michelle Rodger

Michelle is a former national newspaper journalist who co-founded an award-winning IT business before launching Tartan Cat Communications. A social media and crowdfunding expert she manages media and communications for Business for Scotland.

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