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Skills to Look Out for When Hiring for 2019’s 13 Most In-Demand Tech Jobs

In this article in, Sarah K. White lists the skills to look out for when hiring for the year’s 13 most in-demand tech jobs.

  1. Business Intelligence Analyst
    1. Database queries experience
    2. Stored procedure writing
    3. Online analytical processing
    4. Data cube technology
    5. Strong written and verbal skills
  2. Cloud Architect
    1. State-of-the-art cloud technologies and architectural principles knowledge
    2. Scaling cloud applications experience
    3. Understanding cost, performance and architecture of cloud systems
    4. Collaboration and communication skills
  3. Cloud Systems Engineer
    1. Experience developing, installing, maintaining and supporting IT cloud systems
    2. Ability to configure, debug and test cloud infrastructure platforms, software and hardware
    3. Knowledge with multiple programming languages
    4. A bachelor’s degree and five or more years of experience as a system engineer
  4. Data Scientist
    1. Programming languages (specifically Python or Java)
    2. Strong analytical skills
    3. Strong mathematical skills
    4. Masters or Ph.D.
  5. Database Developer
    1. Experience with a variety of database technologies and programming languages, such as Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services, NoSQL databases, big data infrastructure, Hadoop, JavaScript, HTML, PHP and Oracle
    2. Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
    3. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  6. Developer (Web, Software, Mobile)
    1. Knowledge of multiple programming languages
    2. Analytical and technical skills
    3. Strong communication skills
    4. Bachelor’s degree in computer science
    5. Two-year associate degree with certifications, boot camps and prior work experience
  7. DevOps Engineer
    1. Coding and scripting skills
    2. Automation, data management and IT operations skills
    3. Deep understanding of DevOps best practices
    4. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  8. Full-Stack Developer
    1. Multiple years of experience working in multiple areas of development
    2. Strong programming skills and an understanding of multiple programming languages
    3. Extensive experience working across the development process and an ability to work within client requirements
    4. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or higher
  9. Help-Desk and Desktop Support Professionals
    1. Tier 1: Less than two years of experience, an associate degree or coursework at a technical school
    2. Tier 2: Two to four years of experience, a two-year or bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience
    3. Tier 3: Four+ years of experience in a help desk setting, bachelor’s degree in a related field and professional certifications
  10. IoT Specialist
    1. Expert in one or more niche areas of IoT
    2. Experience working with IoT tools, applications, devices, software and hardware
    3. Commitment to continuing IoT education
    4. Strong leadership skills
  11. Network Administrator
    1. Troubleshooting and communication skills
    2. Analytic and diagnostic skills
    3. A willingness to be on call after hours
    4. A bachelor’s degree or five-plus years of related work experience
    5. Professional certifications
  12. Security Professional (Data, Information, Network, Systems, Cloud)
    1. Ability to communicate and implement security policies and procedures
    2. Managing security audits, threats and vulnerabilities
    3. Experience with security systems and documenting failures and other incidents
    4. Knowledge of compliance laws and regulations for the industry
  13. System Administrator
    1. Experience with servers, backup, recovery and installing, patching and upgrading software
    2. Experience troubleshooting and resolving hardware, software and networking problems
    3. A bachelor’s degree in computer science, associate degree or technical training certificate
    4. Certifications such as the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)

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Sapna Hiremath

Sapna S Hiremath is currently working as a Content Specialist Lead for CAI Info India. With experiences of having worked for newspapers after pursuing a Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism, she has worked in the thriving fields of Search Engine Marketing, online shopping and healthcare. Being an avid traveler, she likes being in the serene landscapes of nature, but also likes being around friends.

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