Professor David Metcalf, the Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) said that \’Placing limits on migration requires that we are far more selective and ensure only highly skilled migrant workers can come to work in the UK. For instance, only the top 5% of chef jobs will be open to Tier 2 workers under these recommendations as a result of a more stringent earnings threshold.’
The Migration Advisory Committee also said that the number of UK jobs available to Tier 2 migrants via the shortage occupation route has dropped substantially since they were asked to provide recommendations, from 1 million jobs in 2008 to 230,000 jobs today (less than 1% of the labour market total).
Recently it was reported that the United Kingdom is currently experiencing a critical shortage of IT professionals skilled as security consultants and that the ‘importance of Information Technology to the UK’s infrastructure has been underestimated’. According to an industry expert, Kevin Streater who is the IT and Telecoms Executive Director at the Open University (OU), there are currently a number of highly paid security vacancies in the United Kingdom but no suitable candidates to fill them. The warning comes following the 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) which said that the Information Technology Industry as a whole appears to be resisting new technological trends such as social media and cloud computing.
The Chair of the Cyber Security Challenge Talent Management Committee, Kevin Streater, said that \”The importance of IT to the UK\’s infrastructure has been underestimated. We need security professionals to protect the UK\’s global internet connection. For example, if a UK bank\’s infrastructure goes down, there will be huge damage to the UK economy. Only a small number of people are addressing the skills needed.
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