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South West

  • 92,000 IT & Telecoms professionals are working in the region
  • 54% of IT & Telecoms professionals have a Level 4 or higher qualification
  • 20% of the workforce are female
  • 25% of the workforce are aged 16-29 years, 28% 30-39 years, 31% 40-49 years and 16% are 50 plus
  • highest annual growth rates are predicted for IT strategy & planning and Software professionals
  • decreases are expected for Database assistants/clerks and Telecoms engineers/line repairers & cable jointers/computer engineer
  • the highest number of gross job opportunities to 2012 are for Software professionals

Source: Technology Counts England: IT & Telecoms Insights 2008