ILX Comment on Importance of Project Management in IT Industry

A leading provider of PRINCE2® training, ILX, has commented on research which has investigated the most valued skills in IT professionals.

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It is welcome news that research has been conducted into the importance of skills in the IT industry, and it is encouraging that project management was considered by many to be valuable.

(PRWEB UK) 6 January 2014

New research has been conducted into the opinions of UK IT directors on the most valuable skills for professionals in the IT industry. The survey, which was commissioned by IT recruitment specialists Robert Half Technology, studied the responses of 100 IT directors and found that 33% of IT directors considered project management to be the most valuable skill for IT professionals.

Alongside this, the research discovered that 39% of IT directors considered cloud computing to be the most valued skill for those in the industry, signifying the increase in businesses adopting cloud computing initiatives. According to the research, 41% of IT directors would hire staff to support their cloud computing initiatives. With this in mind, the research looked into the significance of training and education to ensure members of staff were equipped with the correct tools to support the schemes. The research found that 32% of IT directors indicated that they would invest in external training courses.

In a statement released on the company’s website, the UK Managing Director of Robert Half Technology, Phil Sheridan spoke of the importance of cloud computing initiatives and accompanying training, adding that:

“Project management and virtualization skills are also highly valued by IT directors so these are worth focusing on too.”

As a leading provider of project management training, ILX closely follows industry news and the experts were interested in this recent research. A spokesperson for the company offered their comments:

“It is welcome news that research has been conducted into the importance of skills in the IT industry, and it is encouraging that project management was considered by many to be valuable. Research such as this can be important for those looking for employment, with the statistics helping you focus your search. With recent research indicating that project management is a skill IT directors value, studying for a PRINCE2 qualification can improve your employability and equip you with the skills and knowledge to manage projects successfully. With many companies around the world requiring a PRINCE2 qualification, it is important to take steps to improve your employment prospects.”

ILX is a leading global provider of Best Practice learning solutions and consulting services and is a market leader in PRINCE2® training. Operating across 100 countries, they have delivered learning solutions to corporate, public, and consumer audiences for over 25 years. They have trained over 800,000 learners in more than 5,000 organisations across their virtual and online learning programmes, as well as in classroom environments.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.


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