Steve Jobs Inspires Brits To Pursue Careers In IT

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been named the person that most inspires Brits to pursue a career in information technology.

In a survey conducted by CWJobs, Jobs was found to have inspired the majority of Brits surveyed to get into IT, closely followed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Dell's founder and CEO Michael Dell. The survey also named Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Google co-founder Larry Page in the fourth and fifth positions.

According to the survey, 46 per cent of the respondents said that IT was the most desirable industry to work in while 40 per cent believe that Apple's iPad has also inspired people to go for IT jobs.

Th survey found that 7 in 10 people believed that Google was largely responsible for making IT a desirable line of work, followed by Apple with 59 per cent of the votes and Microsoft with 53 per cent.

Richard Nott, website director at CWJobs.co.uk said in a statement: “It's interesting to see how people's perceptions of the IT sector have changed so rapidly over the past few years.”