The 10 Best IT Skills in 2016

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UX/UI Design or Developers-Consumers won’t settle for anything less than a quick, seamless and painless user experience, whether they’re using enterprise software, shopping or gaming. User experience and user interface (UX/UI) designers are going to be in high demand to help make software interfaces as intuitive as possible, says Anthony Gilbert, a technical recruiter at IT staffing firm Mondo.

Full Stack, and Web Developers-Of course, a gorgeous user interface is meaningless without robust software behind it. Full-stack Web developers, especially those skilled in languages like Java, JavaScript, PHP and Python, will be in high demand in 2016

Network Engineers-The Web, collaboration, streaming video, security — networking is the foundation on which all these technologies and skills are built. Competent networking professionals will continue to be hot in 2016.

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Security Engineers-We are in a situation where the sector of technology with the greatest potential negative impact on our lives, businesses, governments, peace, safety and security happens to have a severe deficiency of qualified people to fill its jobs

Cross platform Mobile Engineers: If the development stack works really well across devices and across platforms, that’s going to be much more critical; we’re seeing greater demand for [full-stack Web development framework] MEAN: MongoDB, Ember, AngularJS and nodeJS for developing Web applications that allows for device agnosticism.

Business Analysts: Business analysts will play a huge role in IT hiring in 2016, as companies find they need a liaison between the IT department and the executive suite to ensure IT projects are meeting business needs and meeting strategic goals, says Mondo’s Gilbert.

Project Managers-Project managers are critical for our clients to see success with their IT projects. But a project manager who specializes in one industry — healthcare, for example — is going to have the best chance of getting a new job in the same vertical. Our clients, at least, want IT PMs to have experience in the same industry; healthcare to healthcare, finance to finance, so they are aware of the unique issues each vertical faces.

Cloud Architects/Integrators: With the continued shift toward public cloud infrastructure and hybrid cloud adoption, IT pros skilled at setting up, performing integration and securing cloud deployments will remain hot in 2016.

Data Scientists: Companies are currently struggling to handle the overflow of data they’re receiving — everything from user data, customer behavior data, purchasing data as well as sales leads, marketing data and the like, says Upwork’s Bueno. Professionals who can develop solutions to capture, process, analyze and interpret data will continue to be necessary for an organization’s success in 2016.

Content Management Jobs-Content management systems are another hot ticket for 2016, as companies look to customize their existing WordPress and Drupal sites and integrate them with ecommerce products.

Ref: CIO latest article

Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.

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