UK government facing tech skills ‘crisis’

The UK Government is facing a technology skills crisis, with hundreds of job posts remaining unfilled, according to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests submitted by Acquia which also revealed many departments were failing to meet the government’s open source guidelines.

Based on the information provided by the 12 government departments that responded to the FOI requests, a concerning 28% of software vacancies remain unfilled. Although 808 developers are employed by the UK Government, 317 developer positions remain open.

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