Skip to main content

The Berkshire economy continues to be dominated by the digital technology sector. Software developer roles remain the most frequently sought positions to fill, and demand for people to fill these roles has increased substantially.

Largest sectors in the area:

  • Information and communication
  • Professional, scientific and technical
  • Health
  • Education
  • Retail

Skills shortage occupations:

  • Software programmers and other IT specialists
  • Engineering roles
  • Construction roles
  • Health and social care roles
  • Chefs

Sectors expected to grow:

  • Digital technologies
  • Professional services
  • Support services
  • Health and social care
  • Construction

Jobs in highest demand:

  • Software developer/engineer
  • Sales representative
  • Computer support specialist
  • Network engineer architect
  • Registered general nurse

Local employers – links to their careers pages:

Heathrow Airport
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Royal Berkshire Hospital
University of Reading
Waitrose HQ and distribution centre
Royal Mail
Hewlett Packard
Morgan Advanced Materials
CA Technologies
Tesco Distribution Centre

Need help with job hunting? We are in your local area providing free support for adults. Contact us

Sources: LEPs, National Careers Service, Local borough councils.


Sign up to our newsletter today to receive latest news updates and information.



You [careers adviser] have a fantastic way to engage the learners, even the most difficult learners. You have great ideas to help the...

Read More

We've launched
Our new careers site

ae've launched our new careers site

If you’re an individual that needs help on your careers journey.

Visit our new site

If you’re a school or college supporting your students, please continue