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Shortage of technology skills

July 23, 2014

The Media, Information and Communication Technologies (MICT) Seta has a Career Opportunities Guide 2014/15 that indicates which skills are needed in ICT.

It is good to keep the list in mind.

Priority skills are in the fields of software as service/cloud computing, network infrastructure, information security and application development.

The top programming languages were found to be NET, C#, C++, Java and VB.

The Government Information Officers Council has provided a list of scarce skills:

l Business analyst.

l Mobile apps developers.

l ECM specialists.

l Web and portal developers.

l Business intelligence developers.

l SAP HCM consultants.

l SAP SRM consultants.

l SAP authorisation consultants.

l SAP basis consultants.

l SAP Abap developers.

l Open source developers.

l Data architects.

l Application architects.

l Network administrators.

l Quality assurance administrators.

l IT managers.

Enterprise content managers are in demand by all government departments and are scarce.

Get the MICT Seta Career Opportunities Guide 2014/15 on its website; click on the Publications button and then scroll down to the guide.

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Source: Star, The (South Africa)

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