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New research has revealed that despite the pandemic having such a negative impact on some sectors, the tech industry is thriving with IT roles up by 52% in the second half of 2020.

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) report found that the increased requirement for tech professionals to keep the country working, learning and connected during the pandemic resulted in demand for IT talent.

According to the figures, across the companies hiring for IT talent in 2020, Amazon topped the employer table with over 1,117 new jobs, representing a 39.2% year-on-year increase.

Vacancies at games developer, Ubisoft, also jumped 267.8% year-on-year, with the firm employing 434 IT professionals in 2020.

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Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo commented on the findings, “The fact that IT vacancies performed so well between the first and second half of 2020 is not only incredibly encouraging, but also a reflection of the times.

“With so many businesses – and indeed educational establishments – relying on IT skills to implement and manage remote working and learning practices throughout the pandemic it is perhaps unsurprising that we saw such a healthy rise in recruitment activity. And as the pandemic rages on, and remote working and learning coupled with the huge shift to online shopping looks set to continue well into 2021, we expect hiring levels to remain strong.”

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