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Regional/National Dimension

The IT workforce is forecast to grow across all regions. However, the share of the IT workforce in Scotland, the North West and the North East is set to decrease to 2014, as other regions grow faster. The East of England and Northern Ireland’s share of the UK IT workforce are expected to remain stable to 2014.

Key statistics:

  • across England 39% of IT and Telecoms professions are located in London and the South East
  • 11% are located in the East of England
  • Northern Ireland, Wales and the North East combined have 6% of employees
  • 44% of IT and Telecoms business are located in London and the South East
  • 38% of Telecoms manufacturing takes place in either London or the South East
  • 11% of manufacturing within the South West and 11% in the East of England
  • Northern Ireland, Wales and the North East combined have 5% of businesses
  • the highest salaries are found in London and the South East

Source: e-skills UK AACS LMI 2009