The Talent Gap in Spain’s Tech Future

May 16, 2024

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As a proud tech company, at Telecoming we are committed to fostering knowledge and supporting technological education in Spain. For this purpose, we provide an updated view of the challenges facing technological talent in the country. Through the report Anatomy of the Technological Talent Gap we share a detailed analysis of the deficiencies in technological skills and their impact on economic development and the capacity for innovation in our society. This approach underscores our commitment to continuous improvement and support for the growth of the technology sector at the national level.

The Anatomy of the Technological Talent Gap report, prepared by DigitalES , addresses a crucial challenge for economic growth and innovation in Spain: the growing discrepancy between the technological skills demanded by companies and those available in the workforce. This document provides an in-depth analysis of the current state of technological employment, education in Spain, and proposes solutions to align education and training with labor market needs.


The post-Covid sfere

The report highlights that, despite efforts to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, Spain continues to face high unemployment compared to other European Union countries. The problem is exacerbated in the technology sector, where unfilled vacancies have significantly multiplied since 2019, highlighting the scarcity of profiles with skills in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and data analysis. This technological talent gap limits not only economic recovery but also the country’s ability to lead in energy, digital, and green transformations.

In response, the Spanish government and the EU have adapted regulatory frameworks and increased investment in education and training to promote digital skills. The Digital Spain 2025 Agenda and its updates underline the commitment to improving training in fundamental digital skills, while the reform of the educational system and the professional training law seek to give prestige and update curriculums to meet labor market demands.


Data and methodology

The report uses various data sources and methodologies to analyze human capital gaps and propose solutions. It covers everything from labor and educational reforms to specific training programs and employment data analysis, demonstrating an intersectoral effort to close the talent gap. Technologically, the document addresses the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, Big Data, and robotics, not only in technical sectors but also in a broader range of economic activities.

It also proposes a critical review of professional and university training, pointing out the need for a greater focus on STEM vocations to meet the future demand for technological specialists. The report concludes that it is crucial to unite efforts among companies, educational institutions, government, and civil society to build a future where technology and continuous training are pillars of economic development and international competitiveness in Spain. It emphasizes the importance of turning the challenge of technological talent into an opportunity for the country’s future, promoting a more just, prosperous, and innovative society.


The report: Anatomy of the Technological Talent Gap

For a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the Spanish technological landscape, we invite all interested parties to read the complete report Anatomy of the Technological Talent Gap , published by DigitalES. This document is essential for those looking to better understand how technological skills impact our economic and social development. It is an indispensable read for actively participating in Spain’s technological transformation and collaborating in building a more innovative and competitive future.

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