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Cloud, data amongst APAC digital skills most needed

February 25, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Between 666 million and 819 million workers in Asia-Pacific will use digital skills by 2025, up from just 149 million today, with the average employee requiring seven new digital skills to keep up with emerging technologies. Businesses then are likely to face severe talent shortage, particularly in data, cloud, and cybersecurity, if they do little to build out these capabilities.

Singapore, for one, would require 1.2 million digital workers by 2025, up 55% from 2020, including non-digital workers who would need to reskill and new entrants to the workforce, according to commissioned research from Amazon Web Services (AWS), which surveyed 500 digital workers in the country. The report polled 3,196 respondents across six Asia-Pacific markets including Australia, South Korea, India, Japan, and Indonesia.

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