What the future holds
By 2025, new jobs will emerge and others will be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines. According to the Future of Jobs Report 2020 by the World Economic Forum, there will be a growing demand for digital specialists, data analysts, automation specialists and those involved in AI and the Internet of Things, to name just a few.
Sadly there will be less demand for admin and data entry roles, accountants, bookkeepers, factory workers - essentially any role that could be automated.
And it’s not just for the specialists. Digital skills are essential entry requirements for two-thirds of UK Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) roles which account for 82%* of online job vacancies.
*Source: Report commissioned in 2019 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)