08 Nov The myth of the tech talent shortage: Why it’s a much smaller problem than vendors say
Reports declaring the tech talent shortage are plentiful, many with numbers that seem to prove the issue. A lack of available tech talent is the no. 1 obstacle keeping CIOs globally from achieving their objectives, and an estimated 1 million computer programming jobs in the US expected to go unfilled by 2020.
But is this really the case? According to a new Forrester report, no. While competition for certain tech skills remains strong, the situation is more manageable than it appears.
“With technology becoming more and more important in business operations and the economy, there’s the concern of if we have enough technology resources, and are we in the US falling behind in terms of having enough resources to keep up with demand,” Andrew Bartels, Forrester analyst and co-author of the report, told TechRepublic.
However, much of the fear around the tech talent shortage has come from tech companies themselves, Bartels added.