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UK needs more skilled IT workers, says report

Workers trained in science, technology, engineering and maths as well as IT skills are in demand as the industry recovers from the economic downturn

As the recovery swings slowly into motion, employers are concerned that the UK workforce won't be able to provide the tech skills that industry needs.

A CBI report published on Monday, which surveyed more than 600 employers, uncovered doubts about the number of candidates with the appropriate Stem — science, technology, engineering, maths — and IT skills that will be available to businesses over the coming years.

Employees with Stem qualifications are in demand, with 72 percent of businesses saying they rely on Stem-skilled staff, according to the survey sponsored by Education Development International.

For more on this story, see Skills shortage: Britain's not techie enough, say employers on silicon.com.