Malaysia and Singapore face IT Talent Shortages

Organisations in Malaysia and Singapore face tough competition to attract the right skills to drive their IT strategies


"The tech skills shortage is a worldwide problem. The shortage is bound to grow as more organizations race to digitally innovate. The skills in greatest shortage in this region include cyber security and technology risk experts, project managers, business analysts, application developers, DevOps specialists along with mobile developers and data scientists and analysts. The list will sound familiar if you have been following tech skills North American trends.

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Malaysia and Singapore face a shortage of technology talent as they attempt to bring local IT up to date in the digital world, with keen competition making it harder to attract the right skills.

Despite a slow economy, larger organizations in Malaysia are moving to take their technology in-house to increase their capabilities and develop intellectual property.

“Top management now need to have strategies for training and development in IT,” said Carroll. “Currently, workforce skillset development is not aligned with technological advances, and if this is not addressed, it will lead to a major talent gap.”

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