2021 JCSE-IITPSA ICT Skills Survey
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ICT skills is expected to be revealed by the 2021 ICT Skills Survey being carried out by Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) in partnership with the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA).
The online survey, which is open until 31 July, assesses South African ICT skills demand and supply from both corporate and practitioner perspectives. In the corporate survey, the research looks at digital skills shortages and capabilities across key technologies in 20 industry sectors -- as well as the ICT skills organisations expect to need in the next 12 months and how organisations plan to meet these needs. In this year’s survey, organisations will also be asked how the COVID-19 pandemic affected skills availability, and what impact the pandemic has had on workforces. The ICT practitioner survey will assess the qualifications practitioners have, their approach to further skills development, and how the pandemic has affected their work.
The two 2021 questionnaires -- one for corporate perspectives and one for the practitioner perspectives -- can be accessed here, where respondents can register and then login to select either or both of the surveys.
This important guide to the state of ICT skills in South Africa did not take place in 2020 due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic.