Advertisement

Cloud News

The 26 Most In-Demand IT Skills And Expertise Employers Want In 2020

Rick Whiting

A new report from the Robert Half professional staffing firm identifies 26 technology skills that are in high demand today.

Most Wanted

Talent shortfalls are hindering IT projects. According to a survey of IT managers conducted by the Robert Half professional staffing firm, 67 percent want to expand their teams in such areas as security, cloud computing and business intelligence, but 89 percent reported challenges in recruiting the talent they need.

The challenge is even greater in finding professionals with deep experience in emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and blockchain. “This talent is exceedingly rare,” the report says, quoting Robert Half staffing specialists.

The impact of these talent shortages can impact a business beyond the IT department given that many digital initiatives “are often enterprise-wide in scale and scope,” the report said, and can hinder both back- and front-office operations and even an organization’s go-to-market strategy.

The report identified 26 specific tech skills and areas of expertise that are in high demand right now. Here’s a look at each one.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Sponsored Post
Advertisement
Advertisement