International workers in digital tech industries are more likely to have advanced higher educational qualifications
Analysis shows that non-UK nationals have a high share of Master’s and PhD qualifications (Master’s degrees being much more common than PhDs). For non-EU workers 17.6 per cent have a Master’s degree or PhD, while for EU workers, 12.5 per cent have a Master’s degree of PhD.
Average share of digital-tech industry workforce by nationality (2011 – 2015) with Master’s degree or PhD.
||Proportion of workforce with Master’s degree or PhD
|Rest of EU
For non-EU workers 17.6 per cent have a Master’s or PhD qualification – this is consistent with the requirements of the UK migration policy system – under the Tier 2 skilled worker route, many non-EU workers in skilled jobs will be required to hold higher educational qualifications .