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IT Careers: 10 Job Skills in High Demand This Year

If you're looking to add skills to your resume, experience with these technologies might help you land a new job or promotion.
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9. Kafka

Image: Apache Foundation
Image: Apache Foundation

While it isn't as well-known as Microsoft Azure, Apache Kafka is extremely useful for a particular subset of applications that is growing in popularity: real-time data stream processing. Originally developed by LinkedIn, Kafka is an open-source tool for building data pipelines and applications that can process data in real time. Well-known organizations that use it include The New York Times, Pinterest, Adidas, Airbnb, Box, Cisco, Datadog, Etsy, Uber, Foursquare, Hotels.com, Netflix, and thousands of others.

According to Indeed.com, Kafka job postings climbed 1,216% between 2014 and 2019. They currently account for 2.4% of all tech jobs listed on the site.

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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