The information technology industry is constantly evolving. As more and more businesses are becoming more IT-enabled and more sophisticated IT architecture is required, the demand for different tech roles is still high.

 

2017 looks bright for the tech industry, as more companies look to hire IT professionals to help their businesses grow through digital transformation.

 

Tim Herbert, senior vice president of research and market intelligence at CompTIA, believes that aside from hard skills, softer ones will be needed from IT professionals as more IT projects overlap with business units. Soft skills like project management, communication, and presentation will be in-demand by employers, according to Herbert.

 

It will also be incredibly important for IT professionals to stay abreast of new technologies and keep their skills sharp in 2017.

 

What are the top skills every IT professional should stay abreast with?

 

Thanks to our friends at LinkedIn, they were able to analyze the hiring and recruiting activity on LinkedIn since 2015 to 2016. They were able to identify the top skills employers looked for in 2016 and are looking for this 2017.

 

Analyzing the hiring and recruiting activity on LinkedIn since January 2015, they were able to identify the top skills employers looked for in 2016.

 

Without further ado, here are the top 10 of the most in-demand skills on LinkedIn for 2016:

 

Source

LinkedIn | Official Blog (2017). LinkedIn Unveils The Top Skills That Can Get You Hired In 2017, Offers Free Courses for a Week. [online] Available at: https://blog.linkedin.com/2016/10/20/top-skills-2016-week-of-learning-linkedin  [Accessed 27 Jun. 2017].

 

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