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IT Skills Gap: What's next in demand?

Posted by David Brown, EVP, Veredus, a Hays company on Thursday, Sep 1, 2016

Hays Blog: Remember flash? Don't become obsoleteMany of your areas of expertise didn’t exist 10 to 15 years ago. What will the next in-demand technology or software be? Stay at the forefront of demand by planning ahead and investing in your own professional development.

Be an active participant in your career by developing new skills, and highlighting them on your resume and in interviews to stand out.

Diversify your skill set
Development skills remain in high demand, especially .NET, Java and mobile, and security expertise is always going to be sought after. Big data is becoming increasingly important and we're seeing some Java developers move into this area by learning in their own time or finding hybrid roles.

Keep up with new trends
some interesting new trends in development as some employers seek AI experience. Google, Microsoft, Amazon and other large tech companies have public AI projects and this is likely to remain at the forefront of the sector. If you want to stay at the frontier of your function getting some understanding and experience with AI could be your next career move.

Find cross-over opportunities
The second trend we’re seeing is in crossing skill sets, both within the function and across functions. For example, mobile is increasingly a skill sought in security experts, as the mobile takeover presents new and unique security challenges. We also see increasing demand for IT leaders who have competencies from outside the function, such as workforce, financial and vendor management.

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Talk to David Brown, EVP, Veredus, a Hays company about the US IT market.

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