IT Skills: Don't call it a comeback

Despite taking a popularity hit, a few years ago, IT has come back very strongly to be one the most sought-after careers, writes Eamon McGrane.

6th April, 2014
Liam McMahon, managing director of New Horizons: Over the last five years virtual training has become huge.'

According to a Forfas and Expert Group on Future Skills Needs report on future skills needs in 2012 there were an estimated 68,280 ICT professionals working both within the ICT sector and across other related areas, with this likely to rise to 91,000 by 2018.

It's not just students and graduates that the IT landscape is shifting for. Existing IT employees now need to add more skill sets to existing ones. For instance the evolution of the cloud and...

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