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IT talent gap is widening

There is a long-term shortage of core technical talent in the new infrastructure sector, which is expected to exceed 4 million by the end of the year, a new study shows.

While China is accelerating its 5G business and strengthening the construction of new infrastructure in fields such as artificial intelligence, industrial Internet and Internet of Things, talent for relevant industries has been in short supply in recent years, recruitment firm zhaopin.com said.

Demand for IT talent will continue to rise steadily and the talent gap will widen further, with zhaopin.com predicting that the sector will lack 4.17 million qualified applicants by the end of 2020.

In the first quarter, the most in-demand positions were mainly general technical talent in 5G, big data, AI and other fields.

Java development engineers are in shortest supply, with about three positions for applicant.




 

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