With many companies now relying on technology to manage the majority of operational processes, the rise of ‘big data’ is creating demand for specialist IT professions in the industry.
Research, gathered from the CW Jobs’ IT jobseeker database, found that there is a sustained need for IT specialists and skilled graduates across a number of roles, including analysis, data management and security. This comes following news from large financial institutions, such as the Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase, of their plans to use data to communicate promotions with customers in a more targeted way to remain competitive.
The IT industry, now more than ever, needs employees with a strong technical skillset. Any graduate that has dedicated three years to studying programming, web design, analytics or any other function within the industry is clearly dedicated to carving out a future in the IT sector.
Richard Nott, Website Director at CW Jobs, explains: “Businesses across a number of sectors are starting to tune in to the advantages of using data to better understand their customers and stakeholders, which in turn enables them to provide a better service. Data however, is meaningless without someone to interpret and manage; this is where IT specialists are becoming invaluable and are key to helping companies to deliver growth in a tough climate.”
While the media sometimes paints a gloomy picture for graduate recruitment, agencies specialising in IT recruitment are actually finding an upturn in employers making contact to find skilled and specialist IT graduates.
A great way to tap into the potential of the IT market is to advertise a job on the CW Jobs website. For example, a company offering a structured training scheme or opportunities for promotion within the business are attractive features for recent graduates or trained specialists who are keen to learn and improve on the job and become fully integrated into a company’s operations.
It’s also easy for IT companies to be proactive about sourcing exceptional talent by searching through the CW Jobs CV database. The database contains more than 350,000 searchable CVs and profiles, a significant number of which are profiles from graduate and skilled candidates. Being able to browse the database allows any business to proactively seek out talented and trained individuals who have the potential to become integral to a business in the long term. The research also found that the benefits of data and continuing need from companies to have access to it makes employment in this type of role very sustainable.