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West Midlands

  • 4,500 IT & Telecoms professionals are working in the region
  • 49% of IT & Telecoms professionals have a Level 4 or higher qualification
  • 21% of the workforce are female
  • 19% of the workforce are aged 16-29 years, 35% 30-39 years, 28% 40-49 years and 17% 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 engineers
  • the highest number of gross job opportunities to 2012 are for Software professionals and ICT managers

Source: Technology Counts England: IT & Telecoms Insights 2008