The demand for IT professionals will exceed 790,000 in 2025 – Cities

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No one who is already studying or intends to migrate to the field of information technology can complain about the lack of opportunities that this market provides for professionals who invest in the profession. According to a survey conducted by the Brazilian Association of Information and Communications Technology Companies (Brascom), which was released last December, the demand for jobs in this sector will require training and availability of more than 797,000 professionals between 2021 and 2025.

The average annual demand for these professionals is 159 thousand. With a number of trained professionals below what the market needs, the shortfall is 103,000 and could exceed half a million in five years, according to Brasscom. The race to find professionals, which was already great until 2019, has been boosted in the Covid-19 pandemic, as companies of all kinds have had to accelerate digitization to meet the demand of consumers who are increasingly using digital channels to make purchases. In 2019, in the association’s penultimate survey based on demand for professionals, the annual average was 70,000, a number that doubled in the 2021 survey.

Adriana Tavares, an IT professional for 17 years, endorses this “boom” in the labor market, which, according to her, can be considered one of the hottest times ever. “It is also the main field for professionals embarking on a career transition, who, for reasons such as difficulty in achieving financial stability or professional success, see information technology and the thriving in opportunities as a way to capitalize on their resume and career opportunities. skillsfields of activity and functions, there is work of all kinds of formations and formulas ”, he testifies.

The professional asserts that the interest in hiring professionals in the region is due to the importance of technology in all types, sizes and companies. “IT is likely to be a field of knowledge with a wide range of intersections with other areas of knowledge, whether in health, retail, insurance, finance, academia or education. Whether in large companies, in industries or in start-ups, all contexts Business requires technology and consumes it,” adds Tavares, who currently serves as a digital wallet and solutions leader at a consulting firm focused on digital transformation.

And for those who are considering joining the area and believe that only programming professionals have a place in the market, Adriana Tavares explains that it is possible to build diverse careers within IT. “There are many IT professionals who pursue careers and disciplines completely different from programming itself, such as databases, infrastructure, hardware, graphic design, digital marketing, people management, etc. This is a very attractive aspect of the region, as this diversity of disciplines, which also differs In the roles and activities to be performed, it allows professionals to choose what they identify with to work,” he says.

In order to get good job opportunities, aspiring technical professionals are advised to look for frequent updates, because the development of knowledge in the area is continuous. “Courses, certificates, lectures, podcasts, etc. There are several ways to absorb knowledge and keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of information technology, and it is necessary to follow the market requirements of specialists, programs or a particular type of activity, a year from now, or even a period of months, may become old,” he highlights.

High demand requires companies to strive to ensure that professionals are retained

With high demand, companies will need to make an effort to retain their professional staff. According to the “Tech People 2021” survey, which was conducted by the platform I Love My Job with tech professionals from all regions of the country, in a three-month period, only 12% of them said that they had not received any contact from employers investigating a possible change of the company. Among professionals who received calls from employers, 18% said they received a new job offer per week.

In terms of benefits, most IT professionals (53%) said they prefer working for companies that offer a hybrid work format. The all-remote format – also known as home office Second place with 44%. Face-to-face work was cited by only 3% of respondents.

In addition, most of the professionals consulted stated that the benefits that keep them in the company are reward (mentioned by 73.2% of those interviewed), quality of life (55.7%), professional recognition (40%) and the potential for growth rate. (37.1%).

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