LATEST employment figures show more than 1.65 million jobs have been created across Britain in the IT and business services sector since 2010.

The South East has benefited from 317,000 new jobs being created in the sector which is continuing to boom.

This is thanks to unrelenting demand for the internet, wireless cloud technologies and mobile phones.

They provide the basic foundation for almost all employers, making it easier for them to connect with their staff and customers at home and overseas.

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey said: “We have record-high employment levels in the South East.

“Since 2010 there have been 317,000 new IT jobs in the region.”