UK tech sector and AI adoption: Securing talent for the coming wave in 2024

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12 December 2023 by Experis
business-transformation Talent Shortage MEOS

​Experis is reporting a rapid evolution of tech skills requirements going into 2024, with demands growing for specialist and diverse skills in areas including cyber security, technical support, data management and artificial intelligence (AI).

Key tech employment trends for 2024:

  • IT/data most difficult to find, with 27% of firms reporting shortages

  • Top five UK sectors hiring for tech roles: (1) IT; (2) Accountancy; (3) Defence & Military; (4) Marketing; and (5) Financial Services

  • 73% of hiring managers are finding consideration of AI-based jobs challenging going in 2024, with staff training, defining which roles can take advantage of AI, and finding qualified workers cited as the main obstacles.

Rahul Kumar, Director at Experis, said: “IT has been the leading sector for hiring intent over four of the last several business quarters. The latest ManpowerGroup Net Employment Outlook – a measure of employer hiring intent – finds that recruitment intentions for UK-based IT businesses remain positive and high at +33% going into Q1 2024 – five percentage points above the national average.”

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Press Statement