The Harvey Nash Tech Survey 2018
If you work in tech (and given you are reading this we assume you do!) then you will be the first to recognize the need to stay ahead.
Skills you learnt five years ago are no longer the skills you need to thrive today. Activities that previously needed the expert skills and input of people, are increasingly being automated by AI based systems. Bespoke systems that required teams of in-house tech staff have been replaced by cloud-based systems, in some cases not even with the involvement of the tech team.
The march of technology affects everyone, and every year it does a little more of what humans do.
It’s a race.
And of course the winners in this race will be the organisations and people that keep on driving forward, that continually learn new ways to innovative and deliver value. They peddle hard because they are driven by a sense of the potential, and maybe a little paranoia.
Welcome to the 2018 Harvey Nash Technology Survey. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful in your business and career planning, as well as helping you win in the race of your life.
Some of the main take away facts from the Survey
An organisation 3 -5 years old is almost twice as likely to be ‘Very Innovative’ as one 20+ years old..
Three in ten tech people believe the CTO is driving the digital agenda in their organisation; twice as many who feel it’s the CIO.
Six in ten tech people over the age of 45 feel age will have a negative impact on their next career move*. Architects, Very Innovative organisations and women are less affected.
And alive. Whilst almost half of respondents think corporates will reduce investment in bespoke software, over half believe bespoke will increasingly be focused on innovation and differentiation in the market.
95% of tech people are actively developing their skills. Almost 4 in ten are not waiting for their employer’s help and paying for training out of their own money.
Software developers remain the most in demand skill, but those developing skills in VR/ AR, automation, Big Data and DevOps are on the rise.
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From New York to New Delhi, key comments from participantsRead the Report
From New York to New Delhi, key comments from participants
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