A recent study carried out by Barclays which surveyed 6,000 adults and assessed 88,000 job adverts, revealed that nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of jobs now require digital competencies such as word processing, database, spreadsheet or social media skills, but many UK jobseekers failed to match up. The article from People Management discusses how only 23% of people from generation X (those between the ages of 35 – 54) feel confident in their ability to keep their social skills up to date.

The good news for younger workers is that employers were willing to pay a premium for those workers whose IT skills went beyond the basic and included programming and software design. Staff with these skills can typically expect to command £10,000 more per year than less tech-savvy job hunters.

For the full article visit People Management website.

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