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The Most Promising Job Skills in Demand for the Next 10 Years

Many advancements are being made day to day in the technological world. New skills are being adopted by the professionals as well as the beginners to make improvements in the areas such as web development, cybersecurity, mobile application developments etc., Moreover, recruiters and hiring managers are in search of candidates who are well versed with the trending technical skills and who can jump right in on the first day of work and contribute to the company in achieving its goals.

From strong communication skills to the ability to working with the latest technologies, here are the top 6 skill sets expected to be in high demand in tech industry in 2018.


Blockchain Technology

A blockchain stores the blocks of information that are identical across its network, however, a blockchain cannot be controlled by a single entity also it has no point of failure. A global network of computers uses blockchain technology to manage the database that records Bitcoin transactions. It eliminates the exploitation of the data.

The blockchain gives the internet users the ability to create value and authenticates digital information. The most important feature of this technology is that it provides fully transparent results and publicly accessible, distributed database technology through which company governance becomes verifiable. Let's see the skills needed to handle this technology:

Job skills:

  • Learning to drive business outcomes
  • Embracing blockchain expertise as a service
  • Understanding blockchain technology
  • Simplifying the work to get precise results
  • Getting introduced to standards and ecosystems

Salary: The entry-level positions are being paid an annual salary of $72,000


Web Developement

With more businesses and organizations looking to expand their reach with an online presence, web development has gained craze. Handling this technology requires a steady-going interest in adopting new programming skills, working with designing and graphics, and most importantly a steady knowledge of the world wide web.

Job skill: It includes the basic ideologies of web content development, client side/server side scripting and network security transfiguration. It basically frames the front-end through the creation of page layouts, website styling, and page features. Through the use of a code, such as HTML or JavaScript, web developers bring a website or web application to life.

The life cycle of web development can be simply defined as:

  • Planning
  • Analysis
  • Design and development
  • Testing
  • Implementation and maintenance

Salary: According to the recent statistics the lowest paid amount is $35,390 and the highest-paid is $119,550.

Programming With Python

Python is perhaps the most user-friendly programming language. Python has a variety of applications that make it a versatile, powerful option when learning a new skill. It can be termed as one in all programming language that is composed of various frameworks Django and Pyramid.

Job skill: Python developers typically work on the back-end of web applications, connect the application with the other third-party web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating the work with the python application.

Salary: Python developers are the best-paid software engineers. The average amount paid to this skill set is $116,379.


SEO Marketing Freelancing

Freelancing can be simply defined as workspace which allows one to have freedom for themselves and broad scalability of global ideas. SEO is search engine optimization. It involves constant testing, measuring, and experimenting to see what works and make changes based on observation/metrics/KPI'S.

Job Skill: The prime skill set needed for this is a strong mindset and adaptable character. Also, the set of qualities like critical thinking, punctuality(delivering content on time), technical and programming skill set, analytic skills, drive, motivation, and adaptability are predominant to have possessed by a freelancer.

Salary: The average salary for a freelancer is $28.99 per hour.

Test Yourself!

Analytic Skills

A data analyst's job is to take the data, analyze it and use it to help companies make growth and better decisions. This could mean estimating the cost of new materials in the market, a company's transportation cost, economic and financial balances of a company.

Why this skill is one in a million? The answer is here:

  • Soaring demand for big data analysts
  • Huge job opportunities with an easy skill set requirement
  • Salaries expected to skyrocket
  • A key factor in decision making in the arena of economic and social growth of the company
  • Big Data is used everywhere!

Job Skill: Since data analysis deals with a large amount of data interpretation, it needs good analytic skills. Critical thinking and attention to every detail in precise is a must. Data analysts should make sure they are vigilant in their analysis and math skills to come to correct conclusions.

Salary: On average annually one can make $74,350.

Network And Security: Cybersecurity

Every company deals with sensitive data of their own and keeps the network security paramount. This skill deals with the protection of data against potential hackers and cyber-attacks.It is designed to maintain the confidentiality of the available database.

Elements of cybersecurity include:

  • Application security
  • Information security
  • Disaster recovery/business continuity planning
  • Operational security

Job skill: The duties can be outlined as, managing and leading security, assisting with the installation and configuration of network security architectures such as firewalls, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and web content filters and monitoring the anti-virus alerts.

Salary: A cybersecurity engineer can make on average $117,671 per year.

A Word of Success

To be successful in the career there should be a balance between technical skills and career building strategies. Before starting a career route it is very important to get to know yourself. Be wise in identifying your goals.

Awareness: Awareness is an essential key to develop one's personality. Being aware of the weaknesses and strengths, and adapting to work with them helps you to manage a long-term profession wisely.

Being responsible: The main difference between being great and successful is by realizing one's responsibilities. Stay calm and focused to maintain the quality of work.

Raise your limits: Always keep exploring and learning new things. Remember, there is no age for learning. Your standards influence the way you think, behave and believe. Try coming out of your comfort zone, and accomplish the task with excellence.

Brand yourself: Nowadays, it is all about branding and publicizing about oneself. Professional employees should brand their name and services and constantly improve it. One can do this by simply starting a blog, website or creating a professional social media preface.

Building a successful career takes a lot of time and effort. You have to make many sacrifices to achieve the goal. Self-confidence and determination are key elements to success. All the best! Go for it.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2018 krithi krisa


Shreya on December 04, 2018:

All the information you have given is mostly new and very informative. Keep posting new things like these so we will learn more.

Cryptographer on December 03, 2018:

It is a very informative article for all the beginners who want to learn new technologies trending around.

Anonymous on December 03, 2018:

Such a wonderful current and informative article!!

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