Great shortage of IT experts in Denmark


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Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Danish IT companies now have so many export orders that they lack between 2,000 and 4,000 highly trained engineers and other specialists in the sector.

Danish news paper, Jyllands-Posten reports that according to director of industry organization DI ITEK, Tom Togsverd, enterprises have an output to a value of Dkr3-4 billion every year which they cannot meet because they can not get enough IT specialists.


Some companies are trying unconventional methods to lure IT professionals with the right education from the rest of the EU and from Eastern Europe. But the question remains whether people want to work and live in Denmark.

Recently, the software company Secunia in Copenhagen, offered a reward of Dkr20,000 for each new colleague who they can entice from both at home and abroad.

In addition, the company has furnished an apartment on an attractive street in Copenhagen for young foreigners whom when lured to the country with offers of commissions salaries on average well over Dkr50, 000 per month.

On the flip side, many Danish engineers and IT specialist are increasing interested in migrating abroad. It is not clear whether those lack the right skills or otherwise.
By Team

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