South Africa is a fast growing economy.There is therefore the never ending need for skills to push the economic agenda of the country.The telecoms and technology sector in particular has experienced tremendous which has necessitated the need for more skilled personnel. Below are some of the most desirable technology and telecommunications skills in the country.
Engineers with technical skills – Information from Telkom has reviewed that there is a general shortage and un-affordability of specialist skills when it comes to convergence, broadband, cloud architecture, Linux and Unix development as well as solution architects.
SharePoint developers, Cisco engineers and mobile developers – Research has shown that the most in demand employees are share-point developers, Cisco engineers, mobile developers as well as business development executives.The most desirable qualifications in this regard are CCNA, CCIP, CCIA, Net Development, Object oriented programming and Prince 2 for project management.
Project Managers – These project managers could be in form of product managers and project managers with qualifications such as project management and CCIE being the most preferred.
Internet Solutions – When it comes to this area of skills, experience definitely trumps qualifications. Desperately needed skills include security and VoIP engineers, software developers and data architects. Valued qualifications can be BSc and Informatics degrees, specialist Cisco qualifications and specialist security qualifications.
For those looking for career prospects, the list above provides the much needed pointers to a career fulfilled life. For those pursuing studies at institutions of higher learning, the list above provides the much needed career guidance.