As technology continues to progress, the demand for workers with advanced skills continues to increase. So much so, that companies are putting more resources into hiring and recruiting the right talent.
And, as a great lyricist once said “mo’ money, mo’ problems” or in this case, “mo’ money, more competition.”
Companies investing more resources into finding tech talent means that they don’t want the pick of the litter, they want the best of the best. Which means employees have to invest in the skills that will help them stand out in the sea of competition.
A 2019 report from iCIMS discovered that in 2016, it took companies an average of 55 days to fill a tech role. In 2019, however, that number jumped to 66 days. And iCIMS says these unfilled roles can cost about $680 in lost revenue per day per vacancy.
Additionally, in a statement, Shelley Osborne, vice president of learning at Udemy, said:
“We’re seeing a shift in skills development that requires us to think differently about how we approach talent.”
She suggests companies encourage current employees to take classes and develop the essential skills that they lack.
Below is a list of the top 10 most in-demand tech skills of 2020:
A programming language used in software development, infrastructure management and data analysis.
2. React (web)
4. Machine learning
The scientific study of algorithms and statistical models.
An open-source platform used to create software packages called containers.
A Python-based free and open-source web framework
A professional tech organization that has four IT certification series ranging from entry-level to expert.
8. Amazon AWS
A certification that validates cloud expertise.
9. Deep learning
A class of machine learning based on artificial neural networks.
10. React Native (mobile)
An open-source mobile application framework created by Facebook to develop apps for Android, iOS, Web and Universal Windows Platform.