July 2020: Searches for tech courses and remote learning have increased in the UK by over 40% on average as the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bite.
With the latest employment figures showing that 649,000 fewer people in the UK were employed in June compared with March when lockdown began, Ironhack has looked at a range of Google searches for tech-based learning to highlight how many people are looking to upskill or career change into tech roles. The results show a significant rise in searches when compared with 2019, with UI/UX the most in demand skills on the list, increasing by a huge 62% and 56% respectively:
Tech training and skills search increases (based on searches for courses and training):
1. User interface (UI): +62%
2. User experience (UX): +56%
3. Data analytics: +37%
4. Software engineer: +36%
5. Web developer: +27%