TECH SUPPLIER Sep 2020 - Market Perspective - Doc # US46789320
COVID-19: IT Employment and the IT Skills Gap
By: Cushing AndersonProgram Vice President, IT Education and Certification, Marianne KoldingVice President, European Core Research Excellence Leader, European Skills Practice, Martin SundbladResearch Manager
This IDC Market Perspective assesses COVID-19's impact on IT employment and the IT skills gap.
"Despite COVID-19, we will continue to see a lack of critical IT over the next several years. If anything, the pandemic has brought into focus the dependency of organizations on technology and how technology is critical to create an agile and resilient organization. As new technologies are adopted and legacy technologies are retired, the IT skill mix is changing. IT vendors and their clients need to be aware of these changes or risk losing the war for IT talent." — Cushing Anderson, program vice president, IT Education and Skills for Digital Transformation Research