Global IT industry is expected to grow at a rate of 4.1% in 2018. On the other hand, number of tech employment opportunities are expected to increase by 12% by 2024, which will lead to more and more jobs becoming available to IT professionals looking to get into the industry.
While there are a large array of technical skills that the job seekers will offer, there are certain skills that will be more in demand in comparison to others. Companies now seek talent that enables them to keep up and stay ahead. Let us take a look at some of the skills that have a huge scope and demand in 2018.
Quality Assurance can be applied to nearly every industry. Almost all companies require QA experts because they can save a lot of company time and resources which if wasted can be harmful for the company.
Mobile Application Development
Mobile application developers will continue to be in high demand, just as they have been the past few years. The demand for Mobile Application development will get greater in the coming year and successful application developers should have considerable knowledge in multiple programming languages, including Java, HTML5, Objective-C, C++, C#, Python and Swift. Application developers with UX and UI design skills can offer much more value for project management.
UI/UX Designers And Developers
Consumers will not settle for anything less than a quick and seamless user experience whether they are using an enterprise software solution, shopping or gaming online. User interface and user experience developers are going to be in great demand in the coming year to make software interfaces as intuitive as possible.
Project Managers are sought after by a lot of companies this year and will be in the coming year. A PMP certification(Project Management Professional) can really boost up your resume. Through this position, you will collaborate with various business partners, multi-task across projects and understand the technical and functional elements of your role.
The above skills will be very essential in IT industry in year 2018. In addition to these, demand for professionals with skills in responsive design, creation of cross platform applications and websites will also be skyrocketing. But for an individual to succeed, skills like focus, patience and ability to keep learning and social skills will help a lot in their growth.