The UK is undergoing its biggest surge in IT jobs growth since the dot-com bubble of the 1990s, with 720,000 in IT roles as of March 2013.

This represents 11% year on year rise, marking the first time that IT jobs growth has hit double figures in consecutive quarters.

Programming and consultancy were the fastest growing areas, according to the figures release by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

The growing prevalence of IT qualifications is thought to have contributed to the strength of the industry, with more people than ever leaving education with qualifications in IT-related subjects.

The disproportionate number of women in the IT industry was noted, with 72% of all full-time IT jobs and 86% of part-time IT jobs being occupied by men.

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