Robert Walters Articles
Gaming becomes a top employer during pandemic
Despite being arguably one of the UK’s youngest tech sectors, gaming has risen in prominence in the past five years - employing a combined 47,000 professionals directly and indirectly across related industries (such as merchandising or eSports).
Market-defying growth surge for UK’s gaming sector
UK’s £4bn gaming sector is predicted to almost triple in value within the next three years to £10bn, with the current 27,000 employed by the sector expected to also triple within five years. The findings come from a new report set to be released next month by global recruitment agency Robert Walters ‘Gaming: the perfect play for growth’, which highlights how gaming is the only industry within the leisure and entertai...
Cyber security talent shortage: a ticking time bomb during COVID-19
Half of companies do not have adequate cyber security provision to allow for 100% remote working. And whilst 58% of tech hiring managers list info-security as their most required skillset right now - only 10% of tech professionals in the UK possess the right skills to help plug the gap.
COVID-19 exposes UK’s cyber security vulnerabilities
UK SME’s are at risk of 65,000 cyber security attacks daily - with around 4,500 of these being successful - and the figure could be much higher since the beginning of COVID-19. The findings come from a new report by global recruiter, Robert Walters and data provider, Vacancysoft - 'Cybersecurity: Building Business Resilience' - which claims that the cost of data breaches to UK companies is around £2.48m p...
UK fintech market powers through with surge in hires
With a 53% growth in the last three years, an active fundraising scene, and a 20% surge in-demand during lockdown - the UK fintech market has become the poster-boy for how an industry can be in a position to respond quickly to change and opportunity.
London takes over as global fintech hub
Fintech investment in the UK has exploded by 500% in the last three years, compared to 170% for the USA and 133% for Europe making London the global fintech hub. Since 2018, the UK fintech market has been outstripping the USA and Europe for investment deals, and in the first quarter of 2020 the UK sealed nine major investment deals - approximately double that of the USA (6) and Europe (4).
Banks ramp up tech recruitment in response to COVID-19
New tech roles in banks has increased by a staggering 46% in the last three years, making traditional banks the most prominent recruiter for tech professionals. To date, a third of overall job vacancies within banks is now tech related - jumping from less than a quarter (23%) just three years ago.
Demand grows for UK’s hybrid tech sectors
Job roles within tech increased by 40% in the first third of the year thanks to a surge in-demand within the ‘hybrid tech sector’ – namely fintech, edtech, healthtech, and agritech – according to global recruiter Robert Walters.
UK tech industry will hold strong in the coming months
The UK’s tech industry - the fastest growing sector in the UK* - will maintain resilience despite the Covid-19 outbreak, according to new analysis from global recruiter Robert Walters.
AI driving the ‘next generation’ of jobs in the UK
The uptake of artificial intelligence by industry will drastically change the UK job market in the coming years – with 133 million new jobs expected to be created globally. In the UK alone, up to a third of jobs will be automated or likely to change as a result of the emergence of AI – impacting 10.5 million workers. The findings come from a new report – Harnessing the Power of AI: The Demand for Future Skills - from g...
Middle-tier workers at risk as automation takes over in UK
Up to 30% of jobs (10.5 million) in the UK are considered ‘highly automatable’ and therefore at risk to change, with professionals not possessing the skills to accommodate the AI revolution. By 2020, approximately 75 million jobs would have been displaced across the globe as a result of the emergence of AI.
Is AI driving the next generation of jobs in the UK?
The uptake of Artificial Intelligence by industry will drastically change the UK job market in the coming years - with 133 million new jobs expected to be created globally. In the UK alone, up to a third of jobs will be automated or likely to change as a result of the emergence of AI - impacting 10.5 million workers.