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Here's an overview of the site and what you can expect to get out of it. Well worth a look, you may be pleasantly surprised!

tech skills

What's hot and what's not? Technology skills and qualifications explored at a level suitable for professionals.

training and talent

The right training at the right time. Important facts and figures that can help you to get that combination right.

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Don't ever use generic templates again. Ours are customised and are constructed from real IT job requirements.

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The latest techniques used by winning job candidates. A clear advantage.

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IT Salaries.info

IT salaries like never before by experience, qualifications and skills.

Why is our research important to you?

Of all the industries in a modern economy, information technology must be the undisputed champion of standardisation. Yet, for an industry with such a decorated list of achievements there is one glaring omission, job definitions. Our research has shown that demand for qualifications and skills is so diverse between companies that a common industry view can only be defined in terms of percentages. How is it that two different role titles perform the same tasks? Conversely, how is it that two identical role titles can perform different tasks between organisations? After analysing over 18,000 jobs the only absolute that we have found is that job descriptions, qualification demands, salaries and skills vary between employers. This inconsistency causes a number of significant problems;

  • ➤ Hiring is more complex
  • ➤ Training decisions carry more risk
  • ➤ Expectations on employees may be unrealistic due to poorly matched skill sets
  • ➤ Increased hiring risk to employers

This problem of job definition and qualifications stanardisation is one that it-pathways is attempting to address. Our skills definitions are derived from an analysis of thousands of jobs so they are truly a reflection of industry demand.

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