Digital technology is everywhere – from Artificial Intelligence to Computing and Communications. Growth in this sector is huge nationally, but on a local scale as well. See the facts and figures below for information specifically related to Buckinghamshire and how we are transforming and leading on Digital Technology and the specific roles that are involved with this sector. 

FACTS AND FIGURES:


  • Buckinghamshire is home to over 3,000 Digital Tech businesses who employ more than 11,000 people. 
  • Growth locally is higher than the national average, with 12% of businesses operating locally within the Information and Communication industry compared to 9% nationally.
  • In terms of specific roles, 57% of those who work in the Digital Tech sector locally are in occupations such as Programmers, IT Business Analysts, System Architects and Designers and IT Specialists. 
  • Within Buckinghamshire, other key roles within this sector comprise of Sales and Marketing Professionals, Account Management, Business Development Employees, Business Analysts, Administration Personnel, Project Managers and Finance Personnel.
  • Specialists that work in this sector are also employed within Engineering, Business Support, Education and Public Administration sectors. 
  • High Wycombe is home to a developed Software and Digital Consultancy cluster.
  • Digital Tech remains a key sector with a higher concentration of employees locally than nationally.

THE WORKFORCE:


There are a number of key employers within the Digital Technology sector in Buckinghamshire, including Softcat, SAS, Bizagi, Xerox, Zebra Technologies, NetApp, ESRI, 8X8 UK, Citrix Systems, McAfee, MLL Telecom, Olive Communications, CIPHR, and Causeway.

Why not jump onto their websites and see if your skills and qualifications match the roles they are looking to hire for? If you are keen to get into this workforce and need to up-skill or study further, see below for what routes you can take into one of these careers.

ROUTES INTO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY ROLES:


Use the list below as a starting point for what you could study in order to gain a role within the Digital Technology sector in Buckinghamshire.
  • Bucks New University hosts a number of courses fit for an excellent foundation in a career within Digital Tech. Some that are on offer are BSc Business Management and Information Technology, BSc Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship, BSc Cyber Security, BSc Web Development, and more. 
  • The University of Buckingham offers Computing, Cyber Security and Security and Intelligence degrees. 
  • If you are looking for entry-level to level 5 qualifications, there are a number of colleges in the region that offer related qualifications, including Milton Keynes College and Bucks College Group who offer Computing, IT and Software Development courses as well as T Levels in Digital Design and Development. 
  • Buckinghamshire Adult Learning offer courses including Essential Digital Skills and Digital Photography.

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Could this be the right sector for you?

Digital technology is a growing sector. Buckinghamshire is home to over 3,000 digital technology businesses, more than elsewhere in the UK.

You could get a job working in social media or you could be fixing hardware or designing new software.

The skills sought include:

  • Problem-solving skills and analytical thinking

  • Using a computer and the main software packages confidently

  • Knowledge of maths for understanding programming


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