Applied Research


JCSE's Applied Research Unit, under the management of Adrian Schofield, carries out research projects related to the status, growth and development of the ICT sector.  Partnering with the industry associations in the annual Skills Survey, with Wits Business School in assessing the broadband infrastructure in Provincial Governments and with Wits Enterprise in profiling ICT research institutions are some examples of recent projects.

The Unit also provides executive consulting on many topics relevant to the ICT industry in Africa and provides speakers for many conferences.

Please contact Adrian for any further information: 011 717 6390

During April 2017, the JCSE is asking all its stakeholders to complete a short survey about their experience with the JCSE during the 12 years that the Centre has been in operation.

If you are a decision-maker in one of our corporate or institutional partners, please click on this link to complete the survey.

If you are an individual who has attended any of our courses, events or initiatives, please click on this link to complete the survey.

All responses are confidential (unless you give us express permission to quote you).

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) published the 7th edition of its Annual ICT Skills Survey in 2016. This is the well-respected picture of skills requirements and skills acquisition in the vital all-enabling ICT sector in South Africa.



Thanks to JCSE’s continuing support by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), the Information Technology Association (ITA), and Eduflex’s Virtual Assessor ™ survey application, the 2016 survey continued the tradition of being bigger and better each time.

The 2016 JCSE ICT Skills Survey report is available for download from our Publications tab (see below).

The JCSE released its second Cloud Computing report "Research Study on the Use of Cloud Services in the South African Government" on 4 February 2015.

This study examines the enables and constraints affecting the innovation of ICTs (including Cloud Services) in the South African government context.

Please go to the Publications tab (click the small grey triangle on the right of the Applied Research tab) to see the available copies of the reports.

Please go to the Publications tab to see the available copies of the reports.

Please contact with any queries.