Over half of 100 top employers in the UK will be seeking IT graduates this year, according to new research.
Despite a prediction that IT and telecoms companies with vacancies would remain much the same in 2015, a substantial amount of firms across all sectors have been found to advertise IT roles.
Of the 100 employers questioned, 53% said they would be offering roles in IT, will vacancies in this area and telecoms have increased by 13.7% in 2014.
According to the High Fliers report, communications and IT is the fastest growing industry at 160%.
The public sector is said to have increased positions in this area by 130% since 2005, followed by account and professional services by 68% and retail by 41%.
The biggest increase in IT vacancies in 2014 was seen in the media industry where places grew by 44%, followed by consulting at 29%, engineering and industrial at 21% and accounting and professional services at 16.3%.
Salaries for IT graduates are also set to rise, claims the research – 2015 wages are expected to be around £700 higher in the comparison with 2014.
Higher salaries are not just confined to this industry, the report claims the average starting salary across all sectors will be £30,000 for this year’s graduates.
However, a £2000 fall in public sector salaries has been predicted as well.