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For vital members of the tech workforce in the country, it is the best time to upgrade their resumes with skills that will matter in the New Year.
The countdown to a new financial has begun. Corporate boardrooms will soon witness hush-hush conversations around new targets for 2017, and the HR will be on a new recruitment and appraisal spree. The job market is abuzz with skills that can survive the demands of a high-end digital world.
For vital members of the tech workforce in the country, it is the best time to upgrade their resumes with skills that will matter in the New Year. NYOOOZ has compiled the top tech skills that will be in demand the next year. While Cloud Computing and Big Data find a place in the top 5 skills list, Data Visualization and software development methodology, Cyber security, become skills that will matter in 2018
The first three strategic technology trends are the hottest skills that are sought in a potential employee because they explore how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are sweeping into virtually everything and represent a major battleground for technology providers over the next five years. The next two skills also enhance the digitally enhanced environment by blending the digital and physical.
The top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018 are:
Artificial intelligence (AI) Foundation:
Machine learning or artificial intelligence now has entered every domain. Soon we will have a politician operating on artificial intelligence and Facebook detecting suicides using AI tools. The ability to use AI to optimize business models, perfect decision making, and in the process revamp the customer experience will drive the payoff for digital initiatives through 2025.
Big Data & Analytics
Businesses today need specialists to analyze, classify and find insights from the huge amount of data that has been made all these years. The three career streams within Big Data & Analytics – Architect, Development and Operations – open up multiple avenues and job roles such as data scientist, Hadoop developer, data analyst, Hadoop administrator, among others.
Critical cloud computing skills like Java and Virtualization are must-haves on your resume. The most lucrative Cloud Computing platforms include Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, among others. An understanding of AWS` Lambda or Microsoft`s Azure Functions is a great way to perk up your interviewer’s ear.
With the proliferation of IoT and social data, it is imperative that security of all of this data becomes a priority. The data could be potentially hazardous to people and organization, if not managed effectively. Cyber attacks are only becoming more common and more harmful, and even though we tend to only hear about the attacks of high-profile entities, no company -- or individual for that matter -- with an online presence is immune to attacks. IT Security is staring at a growth of at least 18% by 2014.
This tool held in grasping difficult concepts or identify new patterns and helps in enabling a balanced corporate decision. As the name suggests, data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format. Today`s data visualization tools go beyond the standard charts and graphs used in Excel spreadsheets, displaying data in more sophisticated ways. To be an effective data visualization professional one requires both critical thinking skills and technical skills.
Google`s new scholarship program will help developers in improving their learning and a new approach towards the Mobile and Web Development, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Platforms and Machine Learning.With the listed technology skills, current professionals will be able to easily broaden their capabilities and with the expansion of the job market more young talent will continue to fill these roles.