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December 2019

Top 10 IT careers and skills stories of 2019

Sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com

Digital skills are becoming increasingly important for day-today living, as well as for navigating the world of work. With digital and technology becoming a part of every company, it is important that all citizens in the UK have at least a basic level of digital competence. Here are Computer Weekly's top 10 IT careers and skills stories of 2019.

Table Of Contents

  • Parents claim soft skills are needed for future of work
  • Apprenticeships have to change to be successful, says expert panel
  • Education minister calls for industry and educator partnerships
  • London attracted more tech talent than rest of Europe in 2018
  • Government announces changes to immigration rules
  • Time spent teaching computing subjects drops 36% over past six years
  • More than half of UK workforce lacks essential digital skills, says Lloyd’s
  • Girls now account for more than 20% of computing GCSE entries
  • Computing A-level rises in popularity, despite drop in overall A-level candidates
  • now launch: Biggest barrier for digital skills is motivation

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