The Ten Fastest-Growing In-Demand Tech Skills

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-05-18 Email

You don't have to immerse yourself in JavaScript or C# to become an in-demand IT professional. In fact, the following 10 skills are considered the hottest right now, in terms of rising demand among employers, according to recent research from The professional communities and job board site based its list on the skills cited as requirements by employers over the past two years, determined by the number of job postings in which the various skills appeared. The list covers the range of trends that are affecting technology now and will in the future, including data management, application development, analytics, software development and online content. (They even include a derivative of a programming language that's more than four decades old!) In addition, one particular skill addresses a trend that Baseline has reported on frequently: the growing alignment of IT and marketing to drive business growth. For whatever technology and business purposes they serve, the skills on this list have risen in terms of ranked demand (times mentioned in job postings) by an estimated 1,800 positions, with the top fastest-growing skills climbing well over 2,500 job slots between 2013 and 2014.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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