ICT Skills Demand and Supply Monitor Report (2021)
In 2021, the eSkills Malta Foundation published the results of its Demand and Supply Monitor project in a report titled 'The ICT Skills Demand and Supply Monitor Report. It provides an analysis of the Maltese information and communication technology (ICT) skills demand and supply. Similarly to most countries in the European Union, Malta faces similar challenges with regards to ICT skills, namely an increasing need for ICT professionals but a shortage of ICT students. In addition, the report identifies another gap: the one between the skills required by the industry and the skills taught by educational institutions.
This report's goal is to guide and inform the Maltese stakeholders in the field of skills, upskilling, and training, thus ensuring that the policies set out by the Government of Malta, the eSkills Malta Foundation work programme, and the programmes of educational institutions, are in line with the skills needs of industry.
The analysis is based on a thorough research comprised of a survey and interviews with key stakeholders across the Maltese ICT sector. The project uses the European e-Competence Framework as a reference for competencies and skills required in the ICT sector.
The key findings derived from the analysis of the collected data and interviews are divided into 5 categories:
- Demand and Supply
- Training, Skills and Certification
- Professional Bodies and Profession Recognition
The full report is available in English below and offers an overview of the ICT landscape in Malta across sectors and occupations in the technology area. The report looks into current and future as regards emerging technologies, and provides recommendations on the way forward for society, businesses, and stakeholders alike.