It’s the one question anyone of working age wants to know the answer to: what specific skills will be required in the coming years?
Well, Stacy Collett reports onComputer World that while IT knowledge will be more ubiquitous, employers will be clamouring for these five specialised tech skills.
“In 2020, technical expertise will no longer be the sole province of the IT department,” she says. “Employees throughout the organisation will understand how to use technology to do their jobs.
”Futurists and IT experts say that the most sought-after IT-related skills will be those that involve the ability to mine overwhelming amounts of data, protect systems from security threats, manage the risks of growing complexity in new systems, and communicate how technology can increase productivity.”
There are the Computer World Top Five IT skills to have. How do you fair. And do you agree?
1. Analysing Data
By 2020, the amount of data generated each year will reach 35 zettabytes, or about 35 million petabytes, according to market researcher IDC. That’s enough data to fill a stack of DVDs reaching from the Earth to the moon and back, according to John Gantz, chief research officer at IDC. Demand will be high for IT workers with the ability to not only analyse dizzying amounts of data, but also work with business units to define what data is needed and where to get it.