The West Midlands is a key national centre for the tech and digital sector
Tech and digital is the fifth largest sector in the West Midlands economy with nearly 14,000 tech and digital businesses in 2016, 5% of the national total and more than any other combined authority area in the country.
Birmingham is the UK’s premier centre for the sector outside London with just under 3,000 tech and digital firms. There are also significant numbers of tech and digital firms in Warwick (more than 1,000), Solihull (more than 900), Stratford-on-Avon (nearly 700), Wolverhampton (nearly 600) and Telford (nearly 500).
Strong growth in digital employment opportunities is forecast over the next decade
The West Midlands Combined Authority’s vision is to support and grow a world-class digital workforce supporting the growth of our keys sectors driving innovation, uplifting productivity and creativity and improving the quality of peoples’ lives.
“Digital is vital to the continued success of the West Midlands economy because it is the golden thread across all industries which will provide jobs in the twenty-first century.”
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands
Whether you are looking for a career in the fastest growing sector or you’re an employer looking for to find the best talent, the Digital Hub will give you all the information you need.
The West Midlands Digital Skills Partnership
The West Midlands Digital Skills Partnership launched in December 2018 brings together the region’s leading tech employers, digital entrepreneurs, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Department of Culture Media and Sport, as well as universities, colleges and other training providers.
This public-private partnership will help identify what digital skills provision is needed across the West Midlands and, importantly, encourage partners to work together to address these and emerging needs and to attract and retain investment and talent in the region.
The Digital Skills Partnership will oversee the development and delivery of the wider WMCA Digital Skills Strategy.
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