If you are looking for a job, you will realize that the job market is nothing like it used to be. The world is telecommuting, conducting business virtually, and Zoom has become the new normal. So how do you become the stand-out candidate for a job? What are the tech skills that IT leaders are looking for? This article at Technology Decisions explains the most critical skill sets that tech leaders look for in the current business scenario.
The Must-Have Tech Skills
Cybersecurity is an area that tech leaders cannot ignore, even as budgets tighten. Unfortunately, the digital world remains a large playground for cybercriminals to develop new and devious tactics to obtain sensitive data. The number of attacks has increased since the pandemic started. More than 50% of IT leaders, worldwide, expect their organizations to invest a considerable amount of money in cybersecurity. “However, leaders have claimed that the top three barriers for hiring security talent are budget constraints, meeting salary demands, and growing skills shortages,” says the author.
Data drive today’s tech world. So the ability to sort through the data and narrow it down into usable data sets is a crucial skill that IT leaders seek. Some examples of data analysis technical skills include big data analysis, data analytics, data mining, database management, documentation, database design, and database software certifications. Moreover, the use of data analysis skills is now beyond the tech sector. Today, data analytics is used in the marketing, healthcare, government, urban development, and advertisement sectors.
Cloud computing is one of the highest IT investment areas and the most challenging hiring area for business leaders. Cloud enables new revenue channels by leveraging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Additionally, Randstad Australia’s 2020 Employer Brand Research report highlighted that sectors most critical to delivering business needs over the next 2-5 years are cybersecurity (83%), digital transformation (66%), cloud computing (65%), and big data analytics (60%). To read the original article, click on https://www.technologydecisions.com.au/content/it-management/news/tech-leaders-highlight-6-skill-sets-most-important-to-their-businesses-874218261.
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