A Brasscom study revealed that, in the first six months of 2022, 76,340 jobs were created in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) area
According to a survey carried out by the Brazilian Association of Information Technology and Communication Companies (Brasscom) from January to June this year, an average of 12,700 professionals were hired per month throughout the country. In addition to reaffirming the upward trend in hiring, the numbers increased, a trend that has remained uninterrupted over two years in job opportunities.
The survey is part of the organization’s monthly Employment and Salary Monitoring Report, which tracks changes in the job market in Technology. According to the document, the hiring rate in the first semester represented a 4% growth according to the total number of people who were employed at the end of 2021 (1.9 million people).
With salaries 118% above the national average, the increase in ICT sector’s jobs was also greater than the national percentage of growth (2.7% until June, according to Brasscom).
That means hiring in ICT took place in technology and telecommunications companies. ICT professionals were also hired by companies in other sectors, such as banks, e-commerce, among others.
It’s expected, according to an analysis by Brasscom, that if the current pace of hiring is maintained, the ICT sector can finish 2022 with more than 2 million workers employed.
Shortage of professionals
Another Brasscom report pointed out that, by 2025, 797,000 jobs will be created in the Technology sector, resulting in an average demand of 159,000 jobs per year and a deficit of 106,000 professionals per year in Brazil alone.
From a global perspective, a research carried out by Korn Ferry, an organizational consultancy, mentioned the deficit of professionals in Technology may exceed the mark of 85 million by 2030. That is, there may be, according to the research developed by the consultancy, more than 85 million jobs idle all over the world due to a lack of qualified workers.
The research was carried out based on talent supply and demand in 20 countries, considering six areas, including Technology and Telecommunications. According to the survey, the US, for example, in technology alone, could lose US$ 162 billion in revenue per year.
Overcoming the lack of specialists
According to Korn Ferry, one of the solutions to avoid the lack of qualified workers and reduce the deficit of specialists is the action taken by some corporations: investments in training their employees and the implementation an internal culture of continuous learning and training.
An example that can be mentioned is a multinational company in the technology area, operating, among other sectors, in streaming. It has invested in customized internal programs for improving skills and requalification, aiming to minimize the talent shortage in certain fields. With proper training, employees can now make an internal career transition to positions with high demand, such as data analysis and software engineering, for example.
One of the solutions that have been discovered and adopted by companies to deal with the shortage of qualified professionals in Technology is the use of no-code platforms such as Arkeyva.
With a visual interface that makes the software creation environment easier and more intuitive, no-code platforms have enabled people with no technology training at all to develop digital solutions for their companies.
Defined by Gartner as “an employee who creates applications to be used by himself or others”, the citizen developer has become increasingly common in corporations that want to streamline routine internal demands, leaving IT specialists focused on projects of greater relevance and complexity.
Through no-code creation tools, such as Arkeyva, citizen developers can, in addition to modelling their solutions, run simulations and tests without necessarily needing a specialist to stop or delay a project of greater relevance to the business, yet the entire process is guided and monitored by the Technology sector.
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