Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate digital learning, has released its annual Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report, exploring the current state of skills gaps, training and development, compensation and job satisfaction in the IT industry.
Based on responses from more than 9,300 IT professionals, the report found that 76% of IT decision-makers worldwide are facing critical skills gaps in their departments – a 145% increase since 2016. While still a significant challenge, this represents the second consecutive year of slight improvement (79% in 2019, 78% in 2020).
“Today’s digital-first economy has presented significant opportunities for organizations. However, it has also created a dire need for new skills in cloud computing, cybersecurity, AI, DevOps and many other critical tech areas,” said Michael Yoo, General Manager, Technology and Developer, Skillsoft.
To continue closing the skills gap, understanding the reasons behind it and its impact is critical. As Digital Transformation accelerates, 38% of IT decision-makers cited the rate of technology change outpacing their existing skills development programmes as the primary driver, followed by difficulty in attracting qualified candidates (35%) and lack of investment in training resources (32%).Click below to share this article