The 10 Most Sought-After Tech Skills in 2022
Adding new capabilities can set you apart from the pack when it comes time for interviews. Examination of the market shows that companies are looking for certain skills when they are hiring new tech talent today. Workers who want to differentiate themselves should consider adding these skills to their resume to stand out at job fairs like Aditi Connect, gain access to exciting new assignments, and expand career options in the process.
The labor market is constantly changing, and those who want to stay ahead of the curve need to be prepared with the right skills. Here are 10 tech skills that will be in high demand in 2022 and beyond.
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
AI is no longer just a buzzword. It's become integral to many businesses' operations, from customer service to statistical analysis. As such, workers with skills in AI and machine learning should have no trouble finding work in the coming years.
Gartner has suggested that the global market for AI software will reach $62 billion in 2022. Applications of this technology continue to develop, so it’s a great time to plan your career and gain expertise in AI and machine learning.
Artificial Intelligence skills – TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch
With more and more businesses going online, cybersecurity has become a top priority for organizations. Workers with skills in this area will be in high demand as businesses look to protect their data and operations.
Data breaches are becoming more common, as demonstrated by Aditi’s Great Acceleration Report. Employers want workers with skills in cybersecurity to help them keep valuable digital assets safe from attack.
Cybersecurity skills – CISSP, CISM, CEH
3. Mobile Development
With more and more people using mobile devices to access the internet, businesses need to ensure their websites and applications are optimized for mobile. Workers with skills in mobile development will be well-positioned for the future as businesses seek candidates who can help meet this market need.
Mobile skills – Android, iOS, React Native
4. Data Science
Data is becoming increasingly important to businesses as analytical processes become more sophisticated and insights more useful. Having skills in data science may provide job security as businesses look to make full use of their growing banks of data. Plus, this is a highly adaptable skill that is used in many different business applications.
Data Science skills – R, Python, Hadoop
5. Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is here to stay, and workers with skills in this area will be in high demand as businesses look to move more of their operations to the cloud. Cloud services are becoming increasingly popular, as Aditi’s Increase Cloud Confidence white paper demonstrates.
The need to manage data within a growing range of cloud options is creating new demand for this technical proficiency. In fact, more than half of organizations who responses are recorded in Aditi's Great Acceleration Report say they are experiencing a shortage of cloud-based skills. There is a lot of room for upward mobility in the job market if you are cloud savvy.
Cloud computing skills – AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform
6. User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI)
As businesses increasingly focus on the user experience, workers with skills in UX and UI are projected to stay in high demand. UX and UI are skills that focus on the look and feel of a product, as well as how easy it is to use. This will require someone with high-level, analytical thinking and the ability to prototype and test.
UX and UI skills – Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, Axure
DevOps is a relatively new term, but it's quickly become integral to many business operations. Workers with skills in DevOps will be increasingly important as businesses look to streamline their work and take advantage of the competitive edge gained when DevOPs skills are integrated.
DevOps skills – Puppet, Chef, Ansible
8. Internet of Things (IoT)
The IoT is generating a lot of buzz, and workers with skills in this area will be more competitively positioned as time goes on and businesses look to make use of this technology.
Proficiency with field gateways and encryption, among other relevant technical skills, will allow you to demonstrate your IoT ability and compete for these exciting jobs.
Internet of Things skills – Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Zigbee
Blockchain is a hot topic in the tech world, and calls for a mix of experience including networking, programming and cryptography. Those with skills in blockchain will be sought-out by businesses looking to adopt this new technology.
There is still a lot of market penetration to go, so gaining blockchain expertise now could help your career in the long-term as adoption of this technology develops.
Blockchain skills – Solidity, Ethereum, Bitcoin
10. Technical Project Management
Project management skills are not just useful for project managers. They’re also useful for product managers, marketing managers, and anyone who wants to be able to plan and execute technical projects effectively.
According to PMI, a skills gap exists in project management as demand grows and organizations seek to fill new roles. This can be a great area to explore, as a lateral career move or simply to expand your current capabilities.
Project Management skills – Agile, Scrum, Kanban
Recruiters are looking for candidates who can position themselves competitively in the market. Having technical skills will help job seekers land interviews and, ultimately, an assignment. Being able to demonstrate experience and successful project completion can set you up for many interesting, fulfilling assignments in the future.
The skills that are in most demand may change from year to year, but continuing to grow your knowledge base is a best practice you should follow to stand out and ensure job security. Taking certification courses is one way to get started, and once assigned to a project, it’s a good idea to have a learning mentality and pick up any new skills you can.
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