Business In Manchester Search for Top Talent
25% of Manchester vacancies remained unfilled due to a lack of suitable candidates, a study has found.
04:36 15 February 2020
Manchester Digital, the independent trade body for digital and tech businesses in Greater Manchester, has recently revealed that 25% of vacancies in Manchester for the last 12 months have remained unfulfilled due to a lack of suitable candidates.
The report found that developer roles remain to be the most in-demand followed by data science, UX and AI and machine learning.
Katie Gallagher, managing director of Manchester Digital, said: “It’s positive to see a higher number of businesses reporting growth this year, particularly from SMEs. While the political and economic landscape is by no means settled, it seems that businesses have strategies in place to help them navigate through this uncertainty,”
“What’s particularly interesting in this year’s audit are the data sets around pathways into the tech sector,” added Gallagher. “While a lot of people still do report having degrees – and we’d like to see more variation here in terms of more people taking up apprenticeships, work experience placements etc. – it’s interesting to see that a fair percentage are retraining, self-training or moving to the sector with a degree that’s not directly related. Only by creating a talent pool from a wide and diverse range of people and backgrounds can we ensure that the sector continues to grow and thrive sustainably.”