Machine learning, big data analytics and Internet of Things skills are in high demand

Both virtual and augmented reality, machine learning and big data analytics, as well as the Internet of Things, are the most in-demand skills, according to a new report by Packt. The report, titled “Skill Up”, polled more than 11,500 worldwide developers and IT professionals. Besides identifying the most sought-after skills, it also says that security is one of the highest-paying industries in 2016, especially for freelancers. Bash, Perl and Scala are programming languages which will earn you most money, and online training is still a great way to acquire new skills. Python remains the “tool for all trades in 2016”, and Clojure and Ruby are drawing developers under 30. Perl and SQL, on the other hand, have a more mature audience. For that reason, Packt has launched Mapt, a new…


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