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What Are the Most Important Skills for Data Management Professionals in Europe?

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Marianne Kolding
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This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the different skills important to data management professionals in Europe. According to wave 6 of IDC's Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Survey (July 2022), 22% of European organizations say that improving data decision support is their most important technology initiative. In addition, a quarter of organizations state that modernizing applications and moving them to the cloud is a priority. Both initiatives put the spotlight on the skills and expertise of their data management teams.

IDC's 2022 Global IT Skills Survey examined the importance of 80 different skill categories to 40 general IT roles in seven role groups. It included responses from 212 data management staff and managers in Europe, where we discovered what skills and capabilities data management professionals consider important to their careers and where they need training. This document also examines how the top 10 skills have changed since our Global IT Skills Survey in 2021.

"It is evident that well-skilled IT professionals are critical for their organizations' digital business transformation efforts, and data management professionals play a pivotal role. However, many IT organizations are struggling with identifying which skills are important and developing them. This is an area in which IT training providers can help their customers — and an area in which tech providers need to take a keen interest to support technology adoption. In addition, creating meaningful career opportunities for IT professionals is crucial for attracting and retaining talent in a highly competitive skills market," said Marianne Kolding, vice president, European Skills research at IDC Europe.


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