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Current and future demand for digital skills – a call to action

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Two reports about the current and future demand for digital skills at work have been published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).  

The first report, ‘No Longer Optional : Employer Demand for Digital Skills’ looks at the current demand for digital skills (analysing over nine million online digital job vacancies). The report paints a vivid picture of demand across the country and shows that at least 82% of advertised openings require some level of digital skills. 

The second report, ‘What digital skills do workers need to succeed in the workforce in the next ten years? London: DCMS’, argues that digital skills should not be looked at in isolation from other skills, pointing to a need for ‘21st century skills’, especially interpersonal skills, cognitive competencies and learning strategies with creative use of digital skills becoming increasingly important.

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