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Close the skills gap by becoming certified

In spite of the current climate, the tech industry has a growing global demand for skilled professionals and continues to offer a wealth of sustainable career opportunities.

What is a skills gap?

A skill gap is a gap between what employers want or need their employees to be able to do, and what those employees can actually do when they walk into work.– Forbes

Employers in tech and project management are crying out for skilled professionals as they continue to struggle to fill vacancies. It’s so important that candidates have up-to-date and relevant skills for the job, in order for an organisation to thrive.

Why get certified?

Certifications are shaped around making you career ready, giving you the hands-on practical skills that employers are looking for. Course content is created and updated in line with what the industry demands and leads to incredible benefits.

  • Competitive salaries
  • Global opportunities
  • Job security
  • Gain in-demand skills

The most in-demand career pathways

1. Cyber Security

Cyber security is the application of processes to defend technologies. It is an extremely important role in the current climate. 

Companies are constantly at risk of cyber attacks that could have devastating effects. This means employers are desperate for professionals with the correct skills to prevent cyber threats, creating a massive skills gap.

A recent report published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) found that 64% of companies admitted to struggling in finding the needed technical cyber security expertise

Essential certifications for this career pathway

2. Project management

Having a skilled professional to lead a project to success is essential to organisational growth. Project managers are responsible for the planning, initiating and reporting of a project. 

Research shows that having a skilled project manager increases the chances of project success, saving businesses time and money, and so certified project managers are always in high demand.

Essential certifications for this career pathway

3. IT

Tech has truly become part of our daily lives, and it’s only continuing to advance. As a result of new technology being developed every single day, there has been an impressive rise in the career opportunities for qualified IT professionals.

A recent survey by Pearson VUE showed that professionals experienced a 20% salary increase after getting certified. Organisations simply need professionals with the knowledge and skills that only certifications can provide.

Essential certifications for this career pathway

4. Code

Research by Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has shown the demand for web designers and developers has increased by 15.5% over the last few months. 

As the true effects of the pandemic come to light, it is more clear than ever that businesses need efficient coding professionals.

With a coding certification you will gain all the knowledge and skills needed to design, build and maintain websites and applications. 

Essential certifications for this career pathway

Learning People can help

Learning People are experts in tech careers, offering only the most valuable and respected certifications and training. We’ve been operating for over 10 years and have built up a strong and experienced support system to help anyone get to where they want to be in their tech career. 

Whether you are looking to start, change or develop your career, we’re on-hand to offer you the right expert advice. 

Career Services

Our Career Services team is incredible at helping people land their dream roles. They work closely with our students to understand their current experience and future goals. 

From this they can offer personalised support to help you stand out to employers and find a position where your career can flourish. 

You can visit our student testimonial page to hear about our most recent student successes.

The Learning People Industry Advisory Board

We also have an Industry Advisory Board. This is composed of experts who share our passion for closing the skills gap. 

We regularly hold webinars and workshops with our members, allowing students to gain valuable insights from them. Our members represent some of the top industry giants such as:

Ready to take advantage of the skills gap and find career success? Get in touch today to explore which online courses will help you to reach your goals.