Top skills for tech professionals in 2021

Research from Degreed highlights the top skills business leaders are looking for and explores the IT skills gap

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IT is in a constant state of evolution. Innovations that were cutting-edge 12 months ago may already find themselves falling behind something newer. Keeping on top of all these changes is exhausting at best, and impossible at worst, particularly for the IT professionals who need to stay up to date and adapt their skills accordingly.

Unfortunately, the disruption caused by Covid-19 has further exacerbated the ever-changing IT market, and now, IT professionals face more challenges than ever to learn new skills and stay relevant in the market. In these unprecedented market conditions, IT professionals need to know which areas and skills to focus on so that they can perform their jobs to the best of their abilities.

  1. Advanced IT and programming
  2. Leadership and managing others
  3. Technology design and engineering
  4. Project management
  5. Advanced data analysis and mathematics
  6. Entrepreneurship and initiative-taking
  7. Scientific research and development
  8. Advanced communication and negotiation
  9. Creativity
  10. Quantitative and statistical analysis

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