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Digital and Coding Skills

Digital and Coding campaign

Despite forecasts of a recession following the global pandemic, data shows that nearly half (42%) of employers find it difficult to fill IT jobs in programming and coding. This sector is currently suffering from a skills shortage, but continues to develop at a fast pace. The computer games industry accounts for about 52% of spending in entertainment - meaning it is bigger than film, TV and music combined, but there aren’t enough graduates to fill roles.

Jobs are available not only for computer science and engineering graduates but to all graduates who have an interest in technology, and who are prepared to up-skill themselves.

The Coding and Digital week is designed to introduce you to a variety of technical skills that you can continue to develop with the support of the resources presented here. It also aims to raise the profile of roles in IT in areas such as Healthcare, 3D printing, Gaming, App development, Software development and Information Security, that recruiters currently struggle to fill.

Having been introduced to the basics you can decide whether this is a sector you wish to explore further.


Explore more about what the Future of Work will look like with our free online course on FutureLearn.


Gain insights into a range of different tech companies with the Virtual Experience programmes at Forage.  

LinkedIn Learning

Find more resources in relation to digital skills and coding by visiting MyCareerZoneDigital.

Career Zone Podcast

We’ve released some special episodes of the Career Zone Podcast; listen on Spotify or Itunes.

Internal skill sessions

Sessions include Online Networking and Project Management. For a full list of events and to book your place visit My Career Zone.

Alumni Profiles

Click here to find out how coding skills have helped University of Exeter Alumni, Jared Wilson-Aggarwal. 

Employment Sector Information

 Jobs are available not only for computer science and engineering graduates but to all graduates who have an interest in technology. Visit the IT sector page and Prospects to find out more.

Future of Work Hackathon

Join the Future of Work Spring Programme and Global hackathon and hear from industry experts on how the world of work is changing and how to prepare for new and emerging digitised recruitment methods used by employers.


Claire Barrett, a Director at APIsFirst, reflects on her previous experiences of working with students reflecting on IT roles and the availability of new roles in this sector.