Did you know….. the shortage of IT professionals has hit a new high in Germany?

May 31, 2019


  • 82,000 vacancies for IT specialists in Germany. [i]

  • Increase of 49% on the previous year when 55,000 jobs were vacant

  • 8/10 companies claim they are currently experiencing a shortage of IT specialists

  • 6/10 expect the skills shortage to worsen in the future


Challenging times for CIOs, COOs and HR Directors. 


Over the next few weeks, we will be shining the spotlight on the IT staffing crisis, particularly in Germany, and providing insights into some of the recipes for success we have identified for reaching and placing trusted IT experts.


“Our approach to sourcing focuses on putting relationships and partnerships first, along with some defined processes that ensure candidates have absolutely the right DNA and expertise needed to support the client they are placed with.  We are really keen to share some of our experience and hope it will prove useful for both business leaders and candidates alike.”  Daniel Hulme, Founder, iTrust Partnering.


Look out for the next article in this series, where we will focus on why it is taking an average of five months to fill an open IT job[ii] and sharing some case studies demonstrating how to fast-track this process.




[i] Current study by Bitkom Digital Association on the IT professionals’ job market, who canvassed more than 800 managing directors and HR managers in companies across all industries.  


[ii] As above













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