More and more companies are encouraging their employees to work from home. In 2020, Dell plans to have 50% of their employees work from home. Not only has the market moved towards remote work but the demand for tech talent has also gone up. And there are not enough developers to meet the high demands. Outsourcing tech talent is becoming a norm for most companies because they cannot find enough locally skilled techies. Overall, there is a lack of tech skills which will ultimately affect the tech industry around the world.
More specifically, the tech industry will have a hard time developing high-quality products in a competitive market. Tech talents are usually more expensive but “bad code cost,” meaning that lower quality ends up costing more in the long run. This is a very common issue seen amongst companies not only in Stockholm, Sweden but also around the world. These are companies that have money but struggle to find tech talents. As a result, their businesses suffer.
Which is why we are taking a look at the most sought after tech skills in the tech industry today. By identifying the latest in-demand technical skills, we hope you have the opportunity to become not only a more well-rounded developer but a top tech talent. So, whether your part-time, full-time or just entering the freelance tech bubble, we’ve narrowed down a list of IT skills that will make you the most valuable to your clients today.
UI/UX Designers & Developers
One main goal of most companies who want to be successful online (which is just about everybody) is to make their software interfaces as intuitive as possible. In order to do this, they need the most skilled UI/UX developers out there. It goes without saying, having these tech skills is a given as a tech developer today.
There is actually a shortage of cybersecurity professionals today which is leaving a handful of companies very vulnerable. With the increase of cyberattacks over the years, more and more companies are investing in cybersecurity specialists. After Sony, Target, and more recently, Wells Fargo, were hacked, it comes at no surprise that companies want to increase their firewalls.
No, we’re not talking about those fluffy, white masses just outside your window. Companies are adopting the cloud infrastructure by shifting their databases to the cloud. This goes hand in hand with cybersecurity specialists. Those switching over to the cloud will want a high-profile security system to go along with it. If you can add cybersecurity AND cloud tech skills to your profile, the more valuable you are to the client.
Yes, we are moving towards a more mobile-less focused industry, but at least for now, mobile applications are still at the top of the list of work skills. iOS and Android developers are always handy to have around. And for those who can do cross-platform mobile development, the better.
Full Stack Web & Product Developers
Content Management Systems (CMS)
WordPress still remains as one of the best content management systems across the board. Freelancers in the tech industry who can add WordPress CMS to their CV of tech skills will be in luck. A handful of companies out there already have WordPress sites, but it’s a matter of updating and adapting them which is what will come in handy.
We may not realise it, but many of our everyday necessities are loaded with software in embedded systems. With the exploding Internet of Things, markets will continue to create a high demand of freelancers with embedded software skills. We are facing an exciting future, where technology will connect us in a much bigger context. Having embedded software skills is at the top of the list of tech skills when it comes to connecting anything and everything.
So, where to start? We recommend that you find out what you’re passionate about first and go from there. Is it mobile development? Cybersecurity? The choice is yours! And when you’re ready, we can help connect you with top tech freelancer gigs.
If you’re interested in exercising your freelance skills and ready to become a Pangara Talent, apply today! If you’re applying as a top freelance simply click ‘Become a Pangara Talent.‘ For clients, ‘Hire a Pangara Talent.’ We look forward to working with you!