What software skills are most in demand in 2022?

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Despite threats of recession, tech jobs are still booming. As the post-pandemic digital transformation continues apace, Gartner predicts a 5.5% increase in IT spending in 2022, with a total spend of $4.5 trillion. Demand for tech professionals has never been higher–but which roles & skills will be most in demand?

  1. Full Stack Web Developer

While all stacks (front-end, back-end, and database) are in high demand, developers who have skills across both sides of web applications are particularly sought after. A recent Hays survey by Hays found that full-stack developers’ salaries had risen by a massive 16.9% since 2021.

  1. Data Scientists

Data remains one of any company’s most valuable assets, and with people spending more time online than ever, the quantity of useful data is rapidly growing. For example, people are spending more money online than ever. A good data scientist can help companies use this data to analyse and predict customer behaviour.

  1. Cybersecurity Specialists

With the huge amount of people use the internet for both work and leisure, and with the growing piles of data, cybersecurity is critical. A company that fails to protect its users’ data risks fines and penalties as well as losing customers. Professionals with cybersecurity skills are in increasing demand in 2022.

  1. Cloud Engineers

Cloud engineers create infrastructure that keeps a company’s documentation accessible online to trusted people. This role is growing in importance with the rise of remote work, and looks set to become even more in demand.

  1. DevOps Engineers

DevOps is about combining software development (Dev) with operations (Ops), getting these two teams out of their silos and working together at every stage of the software development life cycle, from the design, coding and deployment stages to maintenance and updates. DevOps engineers introduce tools, methodologies and processes to balance needs throughout the cycle.

  1. UX Designers

User experience design is more important now than it’s ever been. With so many more people buying products and services online, it’s vital to make their journeys simple and intuitive–otherwise they might take their business elsewhere. This has spurred high demand for UX designers, which looks set to continue through 2022 and beyond.

What technologies should I learn?

Here are the 8 languages and technologies that are in highest demand in 2022. Unless you’re a complete newcomer to coding, you’ll already be skilled in HTML and CSS, but which of the others could you pick up this year?

  1. HTML
  2. CSS
  3. JavaScript
  4. Python
  5. Java
  6. ReactJS
  7. E-Commerce Applications
  8. Data Analytics

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