Spending cuts: Private sector a safe haven for IT pros?

Add to this the extra 900 million announced by Osborne to help HMRC tackle fraud and tax evasion, as well as the additional Government funding to fight cyber crime pledged earlier this week, IT workers will undoubtedly be in demand.

As noted by Hall, some of the Government announcements will "have to involve massive IT changes" that will require work with private organisations.

"An awful lot of changes will put more emphasis on more efficient service delivery with IT support behind them," she added.

Of course, there will be a notable negative impact on IT employment as a result of the cuts. Given the above, however, and the fact that IT can drive efficiencies and cost savings for businesses, it is likely many tech workers who find themselves out of a job will gain employment soon enough.

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Tom Brewster

Tom Brewster is currently an associate editor at Forbes and an award-winning journalist who covers cyber security, surveillance, and privacy. Starting his career at ITPro as a staff writer and working up to a senior staff writer role, Tom has been covering the tech industry for more than ten years and is considered one of the leading journalists in his specialism.

He is a proud alum of the University of Sheffield where he secured an undergraduate degree in English Literature before undertaking a certification from General Assembly in web development.