Thailand's emerging information technology (IT) networking industry is expected to see a 30% shortage of skilled professionals by 2016 due to the proliferation of internet devices and the economic slowdown, says a survey by the technology research firm IDC.
Last year the shortage of IT networking professionals in the Thai market was 28% or 21,330 people, and that will rise to 30% or 35,357 by 2016.
IDC was commissioned by the world's largest networking firm, Cisco Systems Inc, to work on its global study entitled "The Evolution of the Networking Skills Gap in Asia-Pacific".
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