Technology Skills Beyond 2016

Given the rate at which technology is accelerating in today's world, it is not surprising for IT professionals to constantly cultivate their skills.

Key Technology Skills

Given the rate at which technology is accelerating in today's world, it is not surprising for IT professionals to constantly cultivate their skills. After all, it is imperative to keep up-to-date with the ever-changing, most sought-after IT-related skills. 

Everyone is keen to know what are the rising IT skills required in the future workplace. Given the technology-driven workplace that we are rapidly transitioning to, who would not want a head start in the race to pick up the next trending IT skill? Here are five IT skills that are showing no signs of backing down in the near future. 

IT Architecture

IT architecture, as defined by IASA, is the art and science of designing and delivering valuable technology strategy. In today's technological-driven workplace, IT architecture forms the key area of expertise for various job roles. The term "IT architect" encompasses a relatively broad range of roles, from cloud architects to technical architects and enterprise architects. With the rapid advancements in technology, it is not surprising that IT architecture expertise will continue to be hot in demand.

Programming / Applications Development

Demand for programmers and applications developers are slowly springing up in new areas. With the rise of mobile technology and the Internet of Things, application development skills are soon to be in strong demand as businesses are increasingly gravitating towards mobile applications. Some examples are the increased use of mobile phones as a mode of payment or mobile platforms for online purchases.

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Companies have been increasingly making use of data to drive key business decisions. This trend is likely to continue growing over the next few years. When it comes to data-driven initiatives, organisations not only want someone with the ability to analyse vast amounts of data. They are also looking for one with the ability to work with the various business units to identify what data is required, where to extract it from and package it for users to understand.

Mastering Robotics

Those specializing in robotics are likely to have numerous job opportunities in the near future. As work processes are fast becoming automated, skills are required to research, create, maintain and repair these "robots". Additionally, robotics are up and coming in various unconventional industries. For instance, some robotics jobs would involve developing equipments for use in rehabilitation centres or creating and improving devices to help the handicapped. 

Security & Compliance 

With all the emergence of technology and data, information security will continue to be highly sought after. Despite all the great opportunities arising from cloud, analytics and Big Data, all these new technologies can be emasculated if there are no robust security programs and protocols in place. Security professionals play the most critical role in most organisations as they are the ones with the necessary skills to ensure that security is embedded in all levels.

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