Top IT skills to boost your employability

Top IT skills to boost your employability

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If your heart is in IT, read on. From working on Android development to pushing the next frontier in computing, the number of IT requirements can be endless. However, this comprehensive list compiled from various reputable sources should give you an indication of where the future is headed.

MODIS

According to a survey by Modis, one of the global leaders in professional solutions for IT, engineering and life sciences, the number of people who will be employed for their IT skills will jump by 12% before 2024. That’s about 488,500 new tech jobs in the next six years. This is illuminatory because every other sector is projected to only rise by about 6.5%, according to Modis. The following sectors appear to have the maximum traction:

Web Development

Biomedical Engineering

Analysis

IT Security

Oil & Gas

Mining

UDEMY

We did not just leave it to Modis. We checked out the data available at Udemy and here are the top IT skills that are being signed up for on their online learning platform:

Apache Kafka

GraphQL

Chef Software

GNS3

Kubernetes

AWS

Splunk

Microsoft Azure

AWS Lambda

DICE

At Dice, the firm that provides “specialised insights and relevant connections to organise the world’s talent”, the top tech skills are the following:

Docker

React.js

HTML

Test-Driven Development

Network Attached Storage

Internet of Things

Application Service Provider

Kanban

SAP NANA

Web API

LINKEDIN

In any top jobs list, can LinkedIn be left out? Here are the top IT skills required by employees worldwide, according to this professional networking platform:

  1. Cloud and Distributed Computing
  2. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  3. Middleware and Integration Software
  4. Web Architecture and Development Framework
  5. User Interface Design
  6. Software Revision Control Systems
  7. Data Presentation
  8. SEO/SEM Marketing
  9. Mobile Development
  10. Network and Information Security

FORBES TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

The best of the best (successful CIOs, CTOs and executives) from Forbes Technology Council put together a list of skills that are future-proof. Which means, if you have these abilities under your belt, you can relax and expect a brighter future. Over to the Forbes Technology Council to give out their list:

Artificial Intelligence

AR Apps

Data Science

Mobile Application Development

Cybersecurity

SaaS in the Cloud

Adaptability to New Tech

Coding and Engineering

Applied Machine Learning

Programming know-how (Javascript, Python…)

MONDO

According to Mondo, one of the largest tech staffing firms in the US, the top skills of 2018 are as follows:

Information security and cybersecurity

Devops

Data science and database

Business application development

Machine learning

AND FINALLY…

Confused with so many different sources offering a plethora of advice on the hottest skills for 2018 and beyond? Not to worry. Look at them closely and you will see a happy overlap of many skills. Those are the ones that are doubly and triply endorsed and therefore, much safer. Go for them. But remember, choose them only if you like them. Just going with the trend will not work, all the time. Your heart has its reasons. So follow your heart and you will never be wrong.


Also published on Medium.

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