Guest post by Jenny Beswick
In the social world we live in, technology is crucial and vital to surviving. Every day we see new developments being born, advanced technology being enhanced and this all helps to keep our world evolving. So how exactly is technology affecting jobs and productivity?
The data graphic below you an insight into how transformation is taking place. In the UK alone, IT jobs has been one of the most improved jobs sectors alongside scientific jobs, manufacturing jobs, catering and hospitality jobs , and accounting and finance jobs. It is interesting to see that with improvements there are still declining job sectors; trade, construction, retail, travel, HR and graduate jobs all took a hit between 2012 and 2013.
So where do we currently stand in 2014 and what is the future of technology in jobs? London is booming and already in 2014 the tech and digital landscape has 600,000 people currently employed. In a vibrant and thriving city, technology is at the centre of it all. In recent news, it was reported that US entrepreneurs were flocking to the East London quarters to launch their start-ups. East London has much to offer, with desk space demand at a high in Old Street and Shoreditch booming in business ventures. You could say East London is the new Silicon Valley.
Jobs, the internet and productivity are all being re-defined as we speak. Robotics is helping to complete jobs quicker through enhanced sensors and powered exoskeletons, energy storage technologies is advancing the use of electric cars, next generation genomics is improving health treatments – this is just the beginning of supercharging the future through technology. The data visualization graphic on the effects of technology in jobs below takes a deeper look in to this future world.
Infographic courtesy of the Technology Telegraph Jobs team