The Top Tech Skills in 2018
The tech world moves pretty fast, which means that employers and professionals in the space are in a continuous race to ensure the talent they have is relevant to today’s requirements. Whether you’re recruiting or looking for your next career move, it pays to keep an eye on the job trends and reports in IT to see where the focus is heading next.
Here’s a look at how skills in IT are stacking up for 2018:
The Top 10 Most In-Demand IT Skills:
- Amazon Web Services
The UK’s fast-growing, innovative start-ups are largely behind the growth in AWS and ReactJS, as they continue to feed the growing demand and world-leading adoption of cloud technology. And, where these smaller, agile companies lead and forge new boundaries, the larger organisations will follow.
What can tech professionals take from all this?
As we’ve been seeing for some time, a solid grounding in the core languages is essential but what’s become equally important is the absolute necessity to continue learning and building on those skills with new tech – whether that be through online courses, employer-funded training or personal projects.
Britain’s start-up tech culture is driving development at an incredible pace, creating new systems and frameworks in ways we only dreamed of a few years ago. For those working in technology, from data science to AI, machine learning and IoT, it’s an exciting and immensely rewarding career providing those professionals retain their passion and enthusiasm for learning and adding more strings to their bow.
Tip: Use the current job boards as a benchmark for where skills are headed, and take advantage of the inside knowledge recruiters have from the front line of technology talent.