Current skills

Current critical solutions specialist and technical skills required now

Respondents also indicated critical solutions specialist and technical skills currently required in their businesses. The process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming and testing applications or software components is by far a main focus of business with ‘Software Development Engineer’ identified as the most critical skill required. Cybersecurity however, is their next biggest concern with ‘Cyber/IT Security Specialist’ selected as a critical skills requirement. In an increasingly cyber vigilant world, security and managing data in the cloud are crucial for managing risk and avoiding liability whilst managing overwhelming volumes of data. As such, there is also a high demand for traditional ‘Database Specialists’, ‘Integrated Systems Developers’, and ‘Systems Engineers’ as well as ‘Enterprise Architects’.