Professional services aren’t the only businesses struggling to find qualified IT talent.
Managed IT service providers are also having a difficult time acquiring the necessary personnel to keep their operations at a high mark. The skills gap has stirred concern among industry players, even amid fierce competition.
Many IT firms, from database administration companies to cloud hosts, are looking for personnel who have received accreditation from institutions that offer Microsoft certification courses and other such programs. In-depth knowledge of particular software, hardware configurations and computing systems is favored by employers looking for the best.
Hard recruitment numbers to face
Staffing Industry cited a survey conducted by Sologig.com, CareerBuilder’s job site for computer and IT experts, revealing that 53 percent of IT firms claimed they had open positions they could not fill. A skills gap was acknowledged, but CareerBuilder Chief Technology Officer Eric Presley noted that a number of factors are contributing to this deficit. New IT developments are consistently being rolled out, and at a faster pace than two decades ago, making it difficult for those in the workforce to keep up with the pace.
“At the pace certain programming and development skills evolve, there’s no silver bullet for recruiting tough-to-fill jobs,” said Presley, as quoted by the source. “Employers have to constantly evaluate their talent needs through workforce planning and ensure their compensation is competitive enough to attract top talent. IT workers, meanwhile, must always be polishing their existing competencies and acquiring new ones to stay relevant.”
V3 acknowledged details released in Microsoft’s report, “In Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain,” in which the corporation concludes that more measures must be taken to increase the number of students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Intense broadband growth is expected to occur over the next 11 years, particularly in developing nations such as India, which is expected to boost Internet adoption by more than 3,000 percent.
The disparity between Web users and STEM graduates in 2025 is alarming. While billions of people will have access to the Internet, only 16 million IT professionals will be entering the market at the same time.
Fostering interest in STEM subjects is imperative. For those just entering the workforce, obtaining SQL training or instruction in other necessary technology is a good idea for many. The more specialized education current IT personnel receive, the better prepared professionals will be to work with a diverse range of products