Upskilling IT 2023 Report

Embracing Upskilling and Reskilling Within IT


Addressing the IT talent and skills crisis—

Continuous upskilling of people, process and technology is the way to win and retain talent

Transformations, shifts in workforce demographics, and hybrid workforce models will continue to change and challenge IT and the rest of the organization.

For the past five years, DevOps Institute has produced the annual Upskilling IT report with input from over  8,000 technology professionals globally. Our research
has focused on the skills necessary to deliver successful IT outcomes and DevOps practices, and how best to meet those skills within organizations.

    » 31% of IT leaders said a lack of skilled resources is their IT organization’s biggest challenge.

    IT organizations around the world are challenged by insufficient skills or resources, managing technical debt, and dealing with budget and funding issues that impact the pace of digital transformation. A focus on human and leadership skills with the same intent as technical skills is required to keep pace.

    » Now more than ever, continuous upskilling and reskilling within IT is a requirement.

    Several economic forces are creating uncertainty in organizations.  The availability and retention of skilled, passionate, and happy humans will be the key driver of adaptability and competitive advantage. Upskilling is hindered by lack of time, budget, and priority.

    Explore this year’s report to understand:

    • How to develop a comprehensive upskilling strategy
    • The most in-demand job titles that IT organizations are recruiting
    • Changes in specific practices, technical topics, and IT automation considerations and which skills to prioritize
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    DevOps Engineer is still the top most-hired role 💡

    The demand for IT jobs looks strong, but there are not enough IT professionals to fill the vacancies. Additional in-demand job roles include Software Engineers, Automation and design thinking roles.

    At what stage is your upskilling program today?


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