Researching the Tech Landscape in 2021
WISE has launched a brand-new survey to investigate routes into technology careers and we need your help!
We are looking for people of all genders, from all backgrounds and working at all levels within the information/communications technology sector to complete a short survey, which should take no longer than 15 minutes.
- What is your current job?
- What subjects did you study?
- Did you upskill or retrain to get into your current position?
This UK-wide survey aims to quantify the different routes into tech based on age, gender, nationality, and other characteristics. This survey will identify the current landscape, educational qualifications that tech employees have and need training requirements, and best practices.
Year on year, WISE data has shown an increase in the number of girls studying computing, as well as the number of women employed in tech roles – 17% of the tech workforce. Although these positive trends are encouraging, WISE members are increasingly concerned about the current skills gap in tech and digital technology roles as well as the persistent gender imbalance in the tech workforce. This research will form the first step in supporting employers to close the digital skills gap.
We will be launching a report and discussing the findings of this research at the WISE Tech Roundtable in June 2021.
If you would be happy to complete the survey, please follow the link here or scan the QR code below.
Opportunities to get involved!
This research will form the first step in supporting employers to close the digital skills gap. Across 2021-22 WISE’s programme of activity and events will focus on retraining existing talent and attracting diverse talent that reflects the communities and customers WISE members serve, as well as re-addressing gender balance in the tech workforce population.
WISE is calling on its members and industry to contribute to the research by taking part in the survey.