These charts offer a look at some of the highlights of CompTIA's findings.
How close are your IT staff's skills to where you want them to be? Exactly where we want them to be: 7% Very close: 37% Moderately close: 46% Not that close: 9% Not at all close: 1%
What business areas does the IT skills gap negatively affect in your organization?
Note: Multiple responses allowed. What factors do you feel contribute to the IT skills gap? Fast-changing technology: 46% Lack of resources for IT skills development: 43% Training has not sufficiently translated to performance: 39% IT pay too low in some areas: 29% Difficulty of providing on-the-job training: 23% Competition for a limited pool of skilled IT workers: 20% Insufficient focus on science, technology, engineering and math education: 15% IT careers do not attract the best and the brightest: 10% Note: Multiple responses allowed. How do you plan to address the IT skills gap? Train or retrain existing staff: 57% Outsource the work: 38% Hire new staff with desired skills: 28% Support programs designed to boost science, technology, engineering and math education: 6% Note: Multiple responses allowed.
Source: CompTIA State of the IT Skills Gap survey of 500 U.S. IT and business executives, conducted online in December 2011 and January 2012.
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