The UK is one of the world’s largest information communications technology (ICT) markets, with the UK's ICT industry worth £58 billion annually.
The UK currently develops software for many applications and international companies provide funding for research and development (R&D). Around 100,000 software companies operate in the UK, including Microsoft, IBM and HP.
The ICT industry is extremely broad and covers:
There is currently a major skills shortage in the sector, making ICT qualifications extremely valuable for those looking to work in the industry.
Highfield has recently introduced several ICT qualifications to its portfolio.