Keeping IT Together: Skills for Information Technologists

Dench S | Report 346 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jun 1998

This report presents the findings of an in-depth exploration of the skills employers look for in IT professionals, and how their requirements are changing.

To operate effectively in modern organisations, it is not enough to be highly skilled technically, and this study explores the range of skills needed.

IT specialists need, more than ever, to understand and identify the interplay between IT and business needs. Other issues explored include recruitment and retention, the indicators of skill and ability used, and training.