11 February 2008
UK IT industry may be in need of UK immigration
The UK IT industry is suffering from a skills shortage again as the sector reports an increased difficulty in finding IT workers. The NCC Benchmark of Salaries and Employment Trends in IT has revealed that companies reporting difficulties in finding suitable candidates has risen from 4.2 per cent last year to 6.8 per cent this year. The sector may now turn to IT immigration for a solution.
Ian Jones, NCC's head of content, said: "With some skills moving into shortage, employers should be planning and budgeting for how best to acquire these skills now. It is an unwelcome message but they should be prepared for the extra cost." UK immigration could be used to solve this issue as it can provide companies with skilled workers who are trained and ready to work.
In related news, a new points based system has been launched in the UK, which will mean people taking advantage of UK immigration will need to reach a certain amount of points in order to come to the UK to work.
Anyone interested in getting a better understanding of their current position under UK visa regulations should request a call from a qualified UK Visa Bureau migration consultant to see if they are eligible for migration to the UK, or call direct on Freephone 0800 043 7011. Alternatively, HSMP visa hopefuls should try taking the HSMP online assessment.