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What is the ICT Skills Gap?

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What is the ICT Skills Gap?

The IT skills gap is the shortfall between how many IT roles are and will be available in Europe over the next number of years and the amount of people skilled in IT to perform those roles. The figure may be as high as 900,000 more jobs than IT Professionals by the end of 2016. You can access the eSkills for Jobs Manifesto here. FIT Ltd published an ICT Skills Audit report in October 2014. The report included a survey of almost 100 IT companies in Ireland and the results showed that in October 2014 there was 7000 jobs in Ireland that employers were finding very difficult to fill.


If you would like to read more about the Skills Gap check out the links below

eSkills for Jobs Manifesto

FIT ICT Skills Audit 2014

Irish labour market improves, skills shortage intensifies – report
Irish Times – July – 2015

Growing economy sparks job skills shortages
Irish Examiner – July – 2015

Growth in Construction and IT Jobs Market, says Expert Group on Future Skills Needs – May – 2015

Solving Gender Gap in tech will help fix skill shortage
Irish Times – September – 2015

What is the ICT Skills Gap? was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by admin