Skills Gap Threatens British Business

One in five companies is having trouble recruiting qualified information technology staff, says the latest ICT Inquiry survey

UK businesses continue to face difficulties recruiting qualified IT staff, with one in five companies experiencing problems finding applicants with the right skills.

The most common shortages were in systems design, systems development and support staff. However, a wider problem relates to applicants' "non-technical skills", according to the quarterly ICT Inquiry survey of 1,000 businesses by e-skills UK.

The report said: "More generally... the business skills of applicants were most commonly considered by ICT recruiters as lacking amongst applicants for ICT posts."

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