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26 October 2016

The Digital Skills Gap In The UK – Stats 2016

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Key stats

  • The digital skills gap costs the UK economy around £63bn a year in lost income [2]
  • 90% of new jobs require digital skills to some degree [2]
  • 72% of employers are unwilling to interview candidates who do not have basic IT skills [2]
  • 12.6 million adults in the UK lack basic digital skills [3]
  • 5.8 million have never used the internet at all [2]
  • 72% of large companies are suffering tech skill gaps in the UK [1]
  • 49% of SMEs are suffering tech skill gaps in the UK [2]
  • 22% of IT equipment in schools is ineffective [2]

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