Six Skill Gaps in IT Training

Six Skill Gaps in IT Training

Employing skilled IT workers will make your company stand out in 2019 and beyond. To keep their workforce sharp, organizations should invest heavily in training and certification.
According to the World Economic Forum there will be at least 133,000,000 new jobs by 2022. These roles can dramatically improve your capabilities and increase your bottom line. However, your IT department must be up to the task. There is a shortage of skilled workers in fields like cybersecurity, programming and data science.
These six IT fields have significant skill gaps that you could address, whether you are looking to upgrade your IT department or start a new career. New Horizons gathered the data from 1,514 IT professionals, decision makers, and compiled it in our 2019 State of IT Training Report.

Software Application/Development
Software developers are responsible for designing, developing, testing and operating system-level software. They work in every industry to satisfy their needs. Software developers help customers, both internal and external, to access your product. Application developers are essential for maintaining contact with busy clients as more businesses move to mobile. Developers are skilled in facilitating database management, coordination, and utility.
According to Glassdoor.com, the average salary is $80,018
It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect your business’s data and that of your customers. Hacking events cost businesses billions each year. The reputational damage can be even more severe. These losses are not limited to direct theft. Hacking can often cause major business disruptions and shut down systems.
For your company to remain reputable, profitable, and secure, you need cybersecurity professionals.
Ziprecruiter.com: Average Salary: $119,877
Cloud Computing
The cloud gives organizations unprecedented access and agility. It frees them from the expensive demands of physical hardware and server rooms. They still require IT professionals who can run applications, organize data, or develop apps. Cloud computing offers many exciting career opportunities. Cloud computing is a great way to train your staff and keep them relevant.
Payscale.com: Average Salary: $122,000
Data Processing and Analysis
It is difficult to understand the vast amounts of online traffic and business that is generated by it all. This requires skilled data processors and analysts. Skilled analysts can transform a mess of numbers into actionable information.
According to Glassdoor.com, the average salary is $67,377
Compliance and Data Privacy
Compliance and data privacy professionals can help protect your business from hackers and lawsuits, from accessibility to cybersecurity. These experts can prevent problems from ever happening by keeping your business current with the latest best practices.
Payscale.com: Average Salary: $89,135
AI/ Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence is the future and it’s getting smarter every day. Machine learning engineers are a great way to launch your career. They offer lucrative opportunities and can help you connect with the future technology. If you are building your IT team, investing AI could automate processes and reduce costs, predict customer behavior, and improve efficiency.
According to Glassdoor.com, the average salary is $121, 863
Organizations face significant challenges in filling these roles, from software development to cloud computing. Invest in your employees and make sure they have the right training and certifications to tackle the challenges of 2019 and beyond. To learn more, download our 2019 State of IT Training Report.