2020 is just around the corner - Here are the best tech skills you can set as your New Year goals

If you are looking to earn some decent amount of revenue and looking for a field then the tech industry offers the highest paying opportunity in the whole world. As revealed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage tech workers generate is around $70K whereas the workers outside the tech industry have a median annual wage closer to $34K. One of the reasons behind the high wages for the tech industry is also due to the skill gap that a lower supply of workers can’t meet with the high demand from their employers. Technology is updating every passing day and with that, the demands from employers also change so what exactly skills are needed to influence employers with new demands? Recently, a team from a job search market named Indeed assessed millions of tech job postings between the time of September 2014 to September 2019 to detect the skills that were mentioned most frequently in requirements from employers.

According to the data provided by Indeed, these are the most in-demand tech skills that you better start learning.

1. SQL

This programming language is used to manage various databases and is required as a skill in tech job posting more than 21.9% times.

2. Java

This is one of the most popular programming language and computing platform that is required as a skill in a tech job posting more than 20.8% times.

3. Python

For the development of applications and websites, this general-purpose programming language is used and is a requirement around 18.0% times in tech job postings during the year 2019.

4. Linux

It is an open-source operating system and is seen as a necessary requirement around 14.9% times during various tech job postings.

5. JavaScript

This is a programming language that is often used for various interactive web designs and is required as a skill around 14.5% times during tech job postings in 2019.

6. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

This on-demand cloud computing platform is required as a skill more than 14.2% times during various tech job postings in 2019.

7. C++

This programming language is mostly used in the development of various games and is seen as a necessary requirement around 10.7% times in various tech job postings.

8. C

To develop apps that don’t need .NET framework-this programming language is used and it is required more than 10.3% times by various tech companies in job postings.

9. C#

This programming language is used to develop apps and is also managed with the help of the .NET framework and was required as a skill more than 9.3% times in tech job postings.

10/11. .NET (tie)

This is a framework that is used in the development of software and this tool was required in tech job postings with an average of 8.4%.

10/11. Oracle (tie)

According to the data shared by Indeed, this software that is used to manage databases was in the requirements of tech job posting with an average rate of 8.4%.

12. HTML

This skill was required around 8.1% times in tech job postings and it is a standard language that is used by developers for web design.


13. Scrum

This framework is used to manage a variety of projects and is usually used during the development of software. This skill was seen as a requirement in tech job postings with an average demand of 8.0%.

14. GIT

This system is used to track various changes during the development of software and also enables programmers to work together. This skill was required around 7.8% times in tech job postings.

15. CSS

This programming language is used by web developers to create various uniform styles across a variety of web pages and this skill was in tech job requirements more than 7.3% times.

16. Machine Learning

This is a branch of Artificial Intelligence and is consists of a scientific study of algorithms and statistical models. This skill was required around 7.0% times in tech job postings.

17. Azure

It is a cloud computing service used to build, test and manage various applications through Microsoft-managed data center and this skill was required in tech job postings more than 6.9% times.

18. Unix

This tool is a multi-user and a multi-tasking operating system used for servers, desktops and also in laptops as well and was required more than 6.7% times in tech job postings.

19. SQL Server

It is a database management system and was required more than 6.5% times as a skill in tech job postings.

20. Docker

This tool is used to create deploy and run a variety of applications and according to data, these skills were in the requirements by employers with more than 5.1%.
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