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North West

  • 100,500 IT & Telecoms professionals are working in the region
  • 54% of IT & Telecoms professionals have a Level 4 or higher qualification
  • 21% of the workforce are female
  • 22% of the workforce are aged 16-29 years, 38% 30-39 years, 26% 40-49 years and 14% are 50 plus
  • highest annual growth rates are predicted for IT strategy & planning and Software professionals
  • decreases are expected for Database assistants/clerks
  • the highest number of gross job opportunities to 2012 are for Software professionals and ICT managers

Source: Technology Counts England: IT & Telecoms Insights 2008