According to the Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report, a significant number of executives reported considerable gaps in skill sets among IT departments. The study found that one third experienced issues overall, and many cited network and systems engineering, IT security, IT architecture and network operations as key areas where teams lacked expertise. One in five IT decision makers (ITDM) said their businesses lacked the capacity to adequately manage cloud technologies.
Because these jobs represent some of the highest average salary points on the job market, the trend presents an opportunity for candidates who are qualified to step into complex IT and IS roles in tech companies. The burden of inadequacy has created tense and unreliable working conditions for professionals already working in the field, the study found.
"How is this manifesting at organizations and with their customers? Respondents noted increased stress among existing employees, difficulty meeting quality assurance objectives, deliverability issues, and delays in new product and service development. In other words, 'business don't mean a thing if it don't have that IT swing,'" explains the VAR Guy blog.
Additionally, the highest number of respondents in the history of the survey reported receiving a raise in the last year: 75 percent. With climbing salaries and greater demand, the best and brightest candidates have their selection of openings to consider. In a candidate's marketplace, hiring executives are under pressure to acquire the brightest talent.
By working with a qualified staffing agency, companies can depend on a results-driven procurement strategy. At VAR Staffing, we have a long record of matching exceptional tech firms with the best talent from the candidate marketplace. Contact us today to learn more about how our solutions can help your business reach its growth objectives and efficiently manage IS and IT systems.