JCSE – IITPSA Skills Survey


The JCSE (Joburg Centre for Software Engineering) is a University of Witwatersrand partnership with government and industry, founded in 2005. IITPSA (the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa) is the 64 year old professional body for the sector, recognised by SAQA and accredited by the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3). This 2021 report (11th Edition) is the output of a collaborative partnership between the JCSE and IITPSA. It presents the results of the partnership’s eleventh edition of its survey of skills trends in the South African information & communications technology (ICT) sector.

In many ways, it is disappointing to realise that the concerns we expressed two years ago (and in some cases, before then) are still valid. In 2019, we wrote in our introduction to the previous Skills Survey that the South African economy was in dire straits. It still is“. (Extract from the Introduction to the 2021 JCSE – IITPSA Skills Survey. To read more, please click on the 2021 Skills Survey image below).


The JCSE appreciates the continuing partnership with the IITPSA (Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa), and the assistance of the Information Technology Association in bringing the survey to the attention of their members. Appreciation is also noted to Eduflex for the use of their survey platform for the various Skills surveys.

The data gathered from the questionnaire is put into context by an environment scan and literature review.

Any use of this Report (in whole or in part) must acknowledge “2021 JCSE-IITPSA ICT Skills Survey” as the source.

Please direct any queries regarding the 2021 ICT Skills Survey Report to adrian.schofield@iitpsa.org.za


Click on one of the images below to access either the 2021, 2019 or 2018 JCSE-IITPSA Skills Survey report:
© JCSE and IITPSA 2018 / 2019 / 2021.