By 2025, Singapore will need 1.2 million more digital workers to remain competitive.

This digital skills gap requires urgent action from business leaders and the government alike.

The Salesforce-YouGov Digital Skills - Singapore report reveals the current capabilities, expectations, and requirements for digital skilling across industries. It includes private, public, and not-for-profit organisations with one to more than 100 employees. These findings are based on a survey conducted with more than 1,000 mid-level managers and senior management professionals in Singapore.

91% of the surveyed managers, for example, believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for digital skills in their organisation.”

The road ahead for digital skilling in Singapore looks positive with technology innovations and strategic collaborations between businesses and the government, like the Professional Conversion Programme. Making training a continual practice  through technologies like Trailhead, will further enable businesses to gain a competitive advantage.

One in four learners find a new job with Trailhead.”

The Singapore Government is also increasing its effort in growing jobs and training opportunities. The Future Economy Council, chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister Swee Keat Heng focuses on reskilling and upskilling programmes for Singaporeans. The National Jobs Council, chaired by Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam focuses on identifying and developing job opportunities for Singaporeans.

Check out the infographic below for a summary of key findings from the report. To read the full report, click here.