What IT Skills Should You Now Equip Yourself With?

Companies are laying off employees to recover the funds they lost in their pandemic hiring spree. However, professionals with relevant IT skills and certifications do not have to worry. They are getting higher pay packages and plenty of job offers despite all the job cuts and the looming recession. So, what IT skills should you learn to keep yourself at the top of your game? In this article at VentureBeat, Drew Robb shares a list of IT skills that will keep you ready for anything.

In-Demand IT Skills for the Year

Per Foote Partners’ IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report, here is a list of IT skills and certification courses and the percentage by which their popularity recently increased among candidates and employers:

Security auditing (20%)Azure Key Vault (19%)Cryptography – (20%)Identity and access management (6%)Risk analytics (6%)Penetration testing (21.4%)Cybersecurity (35%)Cloud computing (33%)Data analytics/big data/data science (projected growth of 28% by 2026)Artificial intelligence (21%)DevOps

Other Important IT Skills

Product and project managementNetworking specialties, such as cloud, wireless, edge, software-defined networking (SDN), secure access service edge (SASE), zero-trust network access (ZTNA), and software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN)

Top Certifications Per Global Knowledge 2022, Foote Partners, and Skillsoft

Google Certified Data EngineerGoogle Certified Professional Cloud ArchitectAmazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect (Associate)Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA)Information System Security Engineering Professional (designed for those already completing CISSP and requiring two years of practical experience developing highly secure systems)AWS Certified Security SpecialtyOKTA Certified Professional (specialist in ID management) — rose 57.1% in market value in six monthsCertificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)

To view the original article in full, visit the following link: https://venturebeat.com/programming-development/the-hottest-it-skills-for-2023-even-in-a-recession/

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