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10 Hot IT Job Skills for 2021

For the first time in decades, some IT titles are experiencing a salary decline -- so be sure you have these high-demand skills.
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1. Cloud Computing

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On its recently published list of 20 Skills in Demand in Today's Workforce (which included tech and non-tech skills), online job board Indeed ranked cloud computing No. 1. While the trend toward cloud computing is nothing new, the type of cloud skills employers looks for is starting to shift.

"Companies are now well beyond simply moving their applications and infrastructure to the cloud," said Patrick Walsh, senior vice president -- training & technology at talent accelerator firm SkillStorm. "Today, it’s about developing and executing a cloud strategy. Companies need to develop cloud-native applications, manage multi-cloud practices, and create more secure and resilient cloud environments."

These more strategic cloud skills also ranked highly in Foote Partners' fourth quarter 2020 Tech Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report. Several AWS certifications ranked among the certs that gained the most value for the quarter, and the Certified Cloud Security Professional was among those paying the highest cash premiums.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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