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TECH SUPPLIER Jul 2019 - Market Forecast - Doc # US45272619

Worldwide Information and Communication Technology Employment Forecast, 2019–2023: Demand for IT Skills

By: Cushing AndersonProgram Vice President, IT Education and Certification, Marianne KoldingVice President, European Core Research Excellence Leader, European Skills Practice, Martin SundbladResearch Manager

Table of Contents

List of Attachments

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide ICT Employment Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Figure: Worldwide Distribution of ICT Employment by Top 10 Job Roles, 2018

Table: Worldwide Information and Communication Technology Employment by Region, 2018–2023 (M)

ICT Job Roles: A Definition of the Term

Applications-Related Job Roles

Table: Worldwide Applications-Related Job Roles, 2018–2023 (M)

IT Infrastructure–Related Job Roles

Table: Worldwide IT Infrastructure–Related Job Roles, 2018–2023 (M)

Cybersecurity-Related Job Roles

Table: Worldwide Cybersecurity-Related Job Roles, 2018–2023 (M)

Data Management/Analytics–Related Job Roles

Table: Worldwide Data Management/Analytics–Related Job Roles, 2018–2023 (M)

Technical Support–Related Job Roles

Table: Worldwide Technical Support–Related Job Roles, 2018–2023 (M)

IT Leadership–Related Job Roles

Table: Worldwide IT Leadership–Related Job Roles, 2018–2023 (M)

Other IT/Technical Job Roles

Table: Worldwide Other IT/Technical-Related Job Roles, 2018–2023 (M)

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors



Importance of Tech to Business Strategy


Skills Matching

Skill Acquisition


Significant Market Developments

Diverse Skills Required in IT

Figure: Long Tail of Technology-Specific Skills

Impact of the Skills Gap

Figure: Impact of Skills Gap

Current and Future Importance

Figure: Current and Future Importance of ICT Job Roles

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

Figure: IDC's Worldwide ICT Job Role Taxonomy


Methodology Comments

Related Research


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