The unemployment rate in the tech industry reached a historic low in 2017. Technology is on the rise, and with it, a demand for certain skills. Software companies everywhere are competitively seeking out people with certain in-demand skills, like programming, AI/machine learning, and cybersecurity. Every year, about half a million tech jobs go unfilled, and year after year these numbers add up. By 2020, there is expected to be 1.4 million unfilled tech jobs, but not enough workers to fill them.
If you’re want to work the tech industry, now is the chance to strike! The ice is still frozen! The juice is worth the squeeze! We’ve listed 5 in-demand skills in the tech industry below:
Because people use their phones more than computers, mobile developers are being increasingly sought out. Companies are eager to find programmers who know how to develop for Android and iOS. At Gainesville Dev Academy, we teach Swift, one of the top ten in-demand skills. We also teach our students how to troubleshoot and maintain these software programs—complimentary knowledge for the in-demand skill.
This will be an in-demand as long as tech is tech-ing. Database administrators are skilled tech workers who use specialized software to store and organize data. They work primarily and closely with data, but their main goal is to manage, design, or configure data for the user’s ease of use. In particular, knowledge of SQL is an in-demand skill. During Gainesville Dev Academy’s web development coding bootcamp, we teach MongoDB and some basics of database management. It is a crucially in-demand skill for these tech times, so the more you know, the better.
The saying “the customer is always right” is the reason UX/UI design is such an in-demand skill. UX/UI designers basically make sure that the user has the best experience possible with a product—whether it is a website, software, or an online store. While UX (user experience) and UI (user interface) are separate skills, they are often grouped together because each depends on the other. UX/UI designers ensure that the customer is happy. And happy customers means more business. At Gainesville Dev Academy, we incorporate UX/UI in our web development class.
From the looks of most tech job posts, project management is a seriously in-demand skill. Companies want to know that you are able to manage the many complex and moving parts of a single project. They want to know that you can effectively bring a project to completion. At Gainesville Dev Academy, we teach you that too! Each course culminates with a project that you must manage. You will learn to estimate the amount of time a project will take, different features, and how to cohere all these parts to finish a project.
In addition to these hard skills, at Gainesville Dev Academy, you learn soft skills like teamwork, excellent communication, a positive work attitude, and the ability to approach a task independently but still ask for help if you get stuck.
If you’re looking to take your career (and by extension, your salary) to the next level, come take a class with us. Sold yet? Good! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.