The Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report has been released and is available for download on the company’s website.
This report examines data from over 12,200 survey responses of IT professionals in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, and focuses on the current environment for training and continued development. Several of the surveyed professionals mention that workload increases take away training opportunities, and that they are generally required to take their training outside of office hours. The report concludes that while IT professionals are overworked, and feel underappreciated, they are also expected to train during personal time, which sends a counterproductive message from the IT decision-makers’ side.
The report also finds that, ultimately, IT professionals will seek training, with or without manager approval, presenting a new challenge to the leadership in maintaining their talent pool.
If you wish to participate in the 2020-version of the report, you may find the new ongoing survey here, which closes on 8 November.