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The most in-demand tech skills in 2022

Demand for professionals who have skills to build and maintain computer systems and networks continues to increase. Popular open source projects, big tech companies, large corporations and public administration have systems are constantly developing new applications while maintaining existing programs. The requirements for tech skills is largely defined by large computer systems, but at the same time startups are developing new things that require new skills. Here are the most sought-after skills in tech industry in 2022.

At a general level, everything related to creating web services and WordPress sites is sought after in 2022. The following top 10 list of tech skills was put together by Upwork, a service where businesses can hire freelancers and freelancers are able to market their services.

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Web Programming
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • Shopify
  • API
  • Graphic Design

Although a number of relatively new programming languages, like Rust, Go and Swift are talked about a lot, most employers still want to hire professionals who master established languages. Online training service CodingNomads has collected statistics on programming languages that employers are looking for in resumes they receive.

codingnomads:  in.demand programming languages
Source: Codingnomads.
  • Python, Java, Javascript, C++ are the four most sought after language skills in the US in 2022.
  • Java, Python, PHP, Javascript are the most popular languages in Europe in 2022.

Tech Jobs Report that was authored by recruitment agency Dice in late 2021 indicates that organizations are looking for tech professionals who understand both software development and project management. More specifically, organizations that are hiring the agency to recruit new talent for them want skills for:

  • Linux
  • Java, Python and SQL

Tech Hiring Survey conducted by CodinGame, on the other hand, concluded that it is difficult to find candidates that understand organizations’ business needs. The most sought after skills according to the survey were:

  • Web development
  • DevOps
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Full-stack engineers and back-end engineers

The Great Resignation was a phenomenon in 2021 as, especially in North America, employees realized there is life outside corporate walls, and chose part time work or freelancing. Upwork’s statistics confirm that there has been significant growth with freelancers providing technology, design, and consulting related services during the last few years. People with post-graduate level education are the largest group providing tech services.

upwork: tech skills demand increase
Source: Upwork.

So what is the best strategy to stay at the top of tech skills development? There will always be demand for experience and knowledge that large corporations and the most popular open source systems are using. For instance, mastering at least one or two technologies that WordPress, Facebook, Google, Linux, rely on is a smart choice. At the same time, keeping an eye on developing new technologies and learning the basics of one or two of them makes sense for the future.

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