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Shrinking the IT skills gap

Accelerate innovation, ensure peak performance and secure your most critical assets


New technology, new skills needed

Technology grows exponentially. With 1.35 billion tech startups globally, the innovation and resources available to companies are seemingly endless. Sometimes, it may seem like a daunting task to reign in those options and grow your company's IT skills without draining resources.

Are you struggling to…

Juggle a loaded tech stack that overcomplicates and under delivers on IT skills training

Analyze the ROI and other meaningful metrics connected to IT skills training

Ensure IT teams have the skills necessary to excel at their jobs

Quickly create and update engaging training programs specifically tailored to individual goals

Translate courses in multiple languages while maintaining meaning and localization

Safeguard against IT shortages by developing skills from within

The IT skills gap is real – and wider than ever – thanks to the growing demand for talent versed in technologies like AI, machine learning, cybersecurity, and cloud, to name a few. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cybersecurity analyst jobs will grow by 35% between 2021 and 2031, while software developer jobs will grow by 25% - both far above the average 5% growth rate. The issue for employers is there simply aren’t enough qualified candidates on the market to fill these roles, making the IT skills gap more severe – and costly – than talent shortages in any other function. If companies can’t access the technical talent they need, their ability to innovate is compromised, they’re more vulnerable to external threats, and overall performance and productivity are likely compromised.

To prevent such issues, forward-thinking companies are upskilling existing IT staff through training. They’re investing in training programs and platforms to help develop essential IT and digital skill sets versus hiring from the outside. But IT training is incredibly specialized, and trainers need to be able to develop a wide range of courses quickly. Moreover, they need to ensure that learners achieve the necessary level of proficiency – establishing competencies and even certifications – in given areas of specialization versus just a cursory understanding. This is where the right learning platform is key – one that enables personalized, competency-based learning at scale and inspires the learner to want to master the content.

How wide is the IT skills gap?
Almost 95% of employers looking for tech talent have encountered a skills shortage over the past year, up from 89% the previous year.

Award-winning platform for training

CYPHER has received multiple awards for our innovative learning technology, including Forbes Advisor’s “Best Overall Employee Training Software” and “Best LMS."

Supercharged IT skills training. In minutes.

AI 360 with Copilot on the CYPHER platform can supercharge your IT skills training program and deliver robust new courses fast, ensuring course material reflects the organization’s up-to-the-minute needs, as well as precise details regarding technology releases, identified threats, and updates to system requirements. Imagine building competency-based, gamified, and personalized IT training in just minutes!

This lets you:

  • Create highly personalized courses tailored for IT specializations, functions, or even individual applications - using your own uploaded content - and launch it just in time!
  • Ensure your teams are up to speed on the latest capabilities, updates, bug fixes and other technical issues
  • Control your content quality, accuracy, and credibility
  • Ensure the right level of proficiency across your entire team of IT professionals
AI 360 with CYPHER Copilot

Traditional way vs. CYPHER’s approach

IT course work is incredibly dynamic, detailed and complex – a training program devised of basic training manual PDFs or online documentation is wholly insufficient and slows down the learner’s ability to digest and comprehend the material, let alone master it. Besides being rigid and cumbersome, traditional LMSs don’t give trainers the flexibility they need to deliver fresh and engaging content that keeps pace with technological innovations. These methods also lack engagement due to their dry and linear presentation style, neglecting to assess whether the learner is effectively absorbing the content. CYPHER is revolutionizing the way companies conduct IT skills training and build their technical talent base. It bridges the gap between content development and delivery, cutting costs and allowing for personalized learning at scale. CYPHER empowers trainers to deliver effective and inspiring competency-based courses with personalized learning paths, engaging content, and advanced data analytics – all geared toward helping IT team members achieve mastery-level proficiency in the areas of technical specialization that matter most to the company and the employee.

Traditional way

What you get with CYPHER

You must manually bridge the gap between content development and delivery by using multiple, expensive tools
Unified content development and delivery allow you to get IT skills training up and running faster with less people and money
One-size-fits-all approach doesn’t adapt to the learner’s progress or training needs
Personalized learning profiles, competency mapping to content, assessments, and reporting in minutes – helping to ensure learners understand and can prove mastery-level knowledge of a given specialization, such as Python programming or cloud optimization
Rigid, static content formats that leave learners bored and unengaged
Incorporation of new media and technologies like gamification to drive engagement and retention of the subject at even the deepest level of detail
Conventional reporting that provide basic and rudimentary data
Insightful analytics, empowering you to track learner progress, identify gaps in their technical knowledge and flag opportunities for IT skills improvement
Time-consuming and manual course creation
Automation and AI-powered tools cut IT course creation to minutes – allowing you to update and disseminate information fast
Manual and outdated assessments
Adaptive assessments tagged to specific technical topics to understand what the learner knows or doesn’t know
Minimal collaboration
Human-centered connections and communities to facilitate peer discussions and group exercises. This helps to unify teams and drive understanding and mastery of given specializations, like ERP management or cloud migration

Why modernizing technical IT skills training matters


By 2025, 90% of global organizations will be staring down the barrel of a crippling IT skills crisis. The cost: More than $6.5 trillion.



Businesses see the talent shortage as the biggest barrier to the adoption of nearly 64% of new technologies.



56% of IT managers believe the solution to bridging the skills gap is training existing staff.

Jefferson Frank

Are you ready to see CYPHER Learning in action?