Thursday, 18 October 2018

How to address the telecom skills gap

 A Knowledge Network Article by Tim Wright, Director of Technology at The Institute Of Telecommunications Professionals


Wednesday 07 September 16

Our industry is facing unprecedented change driven largely by technology which is stimulating end users to demand more of less and to have it all, right now!  Processing power, high speed broadband and mobile connectivity, low-cost storage – glued together with software controlled by apps – are the technology drivers.  But are there the people with the right skills to deliver these expectations? Looking first at some of the numbers.  In 2014, some 7.5m people across the EU were ICT professionals - that’s 3.4% of the total EU workforce - growing on average by 1.2% year-on-year [e-Skills in Europe whitepaper].  Half of these people work in the ICT sector itself with the rest in the ICT activities of other sectors.  The UK had 22% of the EU’s ICT professionals – the highest workforce of any EU country.  However, the gap between the number of jobs and the demand potential is increasing from a gap of 470…

Our industry is facing unprecedented change driven largely by technology which is stimulating end users to demand more of less and to have it all, right now!  Processing power, high speed broadband and mobile connectivity, low-cost storage – glued together with software controlled by apps – are the technology drivers.  But are there the people with the right skills to deliver these expectations? Looking first at some of the numbers.  In 2014, some 7.5m people across the EU were ICT professionals - that’s 3.4% of the total EU workforce - growing on average by 1.2% year-on-year [e-Skills in Europe whitepaper].  Half of these people work in the ICT sector itself with the rest in the ICT activities of other sectors.  The UK had 22% of the EU’s ICT professionals – the highest workforce of any EU country.  However, the gap between the number of jobs and the demand potential is increasing from a gap of 470…

TT PREMIUM CONTENT

If you are a subscriber login here


To access premium content you need to upgrade your account. To find out more click here

Since you're here...

...the Telecoms industry is characterised by constant change and evolution. That's why it's crucial for telecoms professionals to keep up-to-date with what is happening. Join 35,000+ of your peers and sign up to our free newsletter service today, to be in the know about what is going on. PLUS, as a member you can submit your own press releases!

See all membership options

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Newsletter signup

Quickly get on board and up to date with the telecoms industry