The shortage is a fact occurring in areas that require skilled employees, such as programmers, project managers and networking technicians, says Peter Searle, CEO of BBD.
Many employees shift between jobs to increase their salaries, says Andrew Holden, MD of Bytes Outsource Service.
Many companies in SA insist on building and retaining their own IT capability, says Chris Wilkins, CEO of DVT.
IT companies are prepared to invest in new staff members by providing training, says Alan Hawkins, sales manager at Tarsus Technologies.
Denying that a problem exists just makes the situation worse.
Does SA have a skills shortage, or is this an urban legend, as was claimed this week?
Fostering personal entrepreneurial spirit could help to address SA's skills woes, says Graham Duxbury, MD of Duxbury Networking.
The skills shortage in the local information and communications technology (ICT) industry is increasing, says Mike Leeuwen, director of PM Tech.