Financial sector worst hit by IT skills shortage
The financial services industry remains the most hampered by an IT skills shortage, according to the 2008 silicon.com Skills Survey.
More than half (54 per cent) of respondents who work in the FS vertical said their business has IT positions it is unable to fill - up from half of respondents in 2007. This compares to just over a third (38 per cent) of public sector organisations, and less than a third (32 per cent) of those in the retail sector.
The IT skills most in demand in the FS industry are (in order of most sought after first): programming languages, IT management and Linux. The most hankered-after non-IT skills are: knowledge of sector and project management, followed by leadership.
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