APAC | Project Management Skills Gap 2023
Every business is currently challenged with delivering a growing number of technical projects that will play a crucial role in meeting their customers’ evolving needs and expectations. Unsurprisingly, a recent report revealed that APAC will need 2 Million project managers by 2030, requiring every business to begin building a culture of continuous learning.
Internally, many businesses will be forced to invest in empowering employees who possess business acumen and thrive in collaborative leadership to help them become project managers. The alternative of searching for additional staff in a market where skills are in short supply could be costly compared to the cost of project management courses.
With Project managers being in high demand throughout the world across every industry, many are taking control and developing the relevant skills to help pave the way for a lucrative salary in project management. Ultimately, projects and the changemakers behind those projects are crucial to every business and industry.
In IT, project managers play a critical role in helping a business protect its infrastructure, applications, and data with the implementation of new solutions. They will also work closely with key stakeholders to deliver essential projects on time. Data-driven project managers will also leverage BI and BA tools to manage resources, risks, and efficiencies throughout the project.
The PRINCE2® certifications are regarded as imperative for a career in project management. The PRINCE2® methodology is also used in both the public and private sectors. In addition, the average salary for a project manager in New Zealand is $119,835 per year and in Australia it’s currently $127,744. But PMP-certified PMs earn around 22% higher wages than those without the qualification. So rather than resisting change, a career in project management can empower you to own by being a changemaker that helps a business grow and innovate.
Transitioning into tech
Employers are increasingly looking for a unique set of digital skills that are in short supply. Elsewhere, employees look to future-proof their careers while also securing greater flexibility and a better work-life balance. The last two years’ events have seen a significant increase in people reevaluating their careers while enterprises are rethinking what the future of work will look like.
As the tech and project management talent gap continues to widen, businesses are waking up to the fact that there will be millions of tech positions within the next decade that will need to be filled around the world. Regardless of your background and experience, or even if you consider yourself a non-technical person, a tech career is easily attainable, and there are many options at your disposal. But you might need a little help on where and how to begin your career change.
Our team of training and career placement experts will help you explore what type of role appeals to you and what you need to do to make it happen. Your journey is much more than certifications and qualifications. We will help you validate your real-world technical ability so that you secure a dream career in tech and play a pivotal role in solving today’s business challenges. So, what are you waiting for, get in touch today and let us help you realise your potential.