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IT 'set to pay more for graduate jobs'
Friday, 17 October 2008
Science, IT and Engineering
Increasing demand could see graduate jobs in IT offering higher wages, according to one expert.
According to the British Computer Society, firms competing for top graduates will look to offer the best wages.
David Evans, government relations spokesperson at the body, said: "Those who can afford to raise salaries and become more aggressive about their recruitment are going to be the ones who attract the best IT graduates."
However, this situation could adversely affect public sector IT projects, with people being more attracted to better paying graduate jobs in other areas, he warned.
Government projects could lose out in the competition for staff to sectors such as financial services and defence, Mr Evans stated.
Recently, plans for a National Skills Academy for IT were announced.
According to the government the scheme will go someway to addressing the potential skills shortage in the sector and will be complemented by similar bodies for a range of other areas.