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Technical skills demanded by companies in 2017

The growing demand for skilled professionals in the IT sector has compelled many training institutes to adapt advanced tech tools to keep their candidates aligned with the latest skills. Tech skills are more important than ever as digital advancements have radically transformed the working world. The technology changes every month with new updates coming and going.

If you work as a data analyst, the online tools you use don’t change quite so quickly, but you can surely update yourself every few years. In coming years, the skills of the digital age will be linked very closely to SMAC i.e. Social-Mobile-Analytic and Cloud. If we look at 2016, it was a year when most of companies laid off their employees for not being equipped with the required skill-set in the sector. Thus, people are now trying their best to make sure they are adequately skilled.

Let’s look at the hottest, most in-demand tech skills around the world in 2017:
Ethical hacking

One of the most exciting skills on the list is that of ethical hacking. As the businesses today are taking the support of cloud share data, they are increasingly on the lookout for professionals with ethical hacking skills. This is because they look to analyse the security of their private, public and hybrid cloud deployments. These ethical hackers combine a series of tools to track hacking and penetration techniques in order to search for weaknesses in the entire systems.

Cloud computing

Cloud and distributed computing has lingered in the No. 1 spot for the past couple of years. Subsequent statistical analysis and data mining remained in No. 2 position last year and in the first position in 2014. These skills are in such high demand for the reason that they’re at the cutting edge of technology. Employers need employees with cloud and distributed computing, statistical analysis and data mining skills to stay competitive and relevant in the job industry.

Big data/Developer/Analytics
  • Interpretation of data
  • Programming skills
  • Quantitative
  • Multiple technologies
  • Better understanding of business outcome
Network and Information Security
Digital marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Video Content Marketing
  • Community Management
  • Marketing Automation

If you have any of these skills in the year 2017, you will definitely make your career brighter. Even if you don’t have these skills, now is the perfect time to pick them up. Professionals or freshers can explore opportunities in this field by up skilling themselves. Acquiring these skills will immensely help techies, making them more efficient in the entire process.

While some skills become void every couple of months, we strongly propose that tech skills will still be needed for years to come, in every industry. Now is a great time for professionals to acquire the skills they need to be more marketable.

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