Research from e-Skills found that, in the UK, the recruitment, and therefore employment of, IT skilled professionals will grow twice as fast as the average across all business sectors up to 2020 with 129,000 new recruits needed every year to meet demand.
Statistics show there were over 116,000 jobs advertised every quarter compared to 82,000 every quarter in 2009.
The latest Technology Insights research report from e-Skills revealed that the highest levels of employment growth are in areas such as software professionals, IT managers, and IT strategy and planning professionals.
Development, design and support roles are those most advertised, and the most common technical skills requirements are SQL, C, C#, .Net and Java, according to the findings.
Skills in Internet and website related, mobile and social networking sectors continue to be in high demand despite the economic slowdown in recent years and companies scaling back on their online advertising spend. Figures from a European Commission report expect the UK will have a shortage of 100,000 people to fill IT jobs in the next few years. In Europe, including the UK, the skills shortage is expected to reach 700,000.