As much as 65 percent of Australian ICT workers don't have straight IT degrees, and the trend is expected to continue as technology becomes pervasive in jobs and across industry sectors.

The statistic is contained in Australia's Digital Pulse, a new report by the ACS and Deloitte Access Economics.

"While the IT field of education is the largest feeder into ICT occupations, it only accounted for around 35 percent of ICT workers’ field of education overall," the report said.

"Engineering was [also] a large source of ICT workers, while management and commerce was also a significant contributor.

"As a result, employers of ICT workers are by no means reliant on sourcing graduates solely from IT degrees."