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North East

  • 27,500 IT & Telecoms professionals are working in the region
  • 52% of IT & Telecoms professionals have a Level 4 or higher qualification
  • 13% of the workforce are female
  • 24% of the workforce are aged 16-29 years, 43% 30-39 years and 33% are 40 plus
  • highest annual growth rates are predicted for IT strategy & planning/software professionals
  • decreases are expected for Database assistants/clerks and Telecoms engineers/line repairers & cable jointers/computer engineers
  • the highest number of gross job opportunities to 2012 are for Software professionals

Source: Technology Counts England: IT & Telecoms Insights 2008