A survey from Sky Betting & Gaming looking into the UK’s tech capabilities has revealed that just 16% of adults can identify 20 common tech terms, with 7% not being able to identify a single one from a list that included terms like ‘blogging’, ‘spam’, ‘3G’, and ‘World Wide Web’.
It also reveals a stark contrast in the knowledge of more advanced terms linked to coding between respondents from the North and the South, with southerners knowing, on average, three times as many coding terms from a list of 20 than those from the North.
This has implications for the continued development of digital clusters in the Northern Powerhouse and shows that a digital skills north/south divide still persists.
The lack of skilled talent was cited as the single biggest barrier to growth by Leeds tech businesses in a recent Tech Nation report for government.
Including popular expressions such as ‘blogging’, ‘spam’, ‘3G’, ‘keyword’ and ‘World...