New Report on High Demand Tech Skills Reflects Changing Industry Needs, Expectations

Students considering a career in technology will face a drastically different set of expectations than their predecessors. Computer skills are still important, but in the 21st century, the definition of “tech skills” has been expanded to include salesmanship, fellowship, and leadership, among other soft skills. In other words, employers now expect tech workers to collaborate with colleagues, mentor newbies, successfully pitch products and services, communicate effectively across social media platforms, analyze data to make sound decisions, and help to develop and improve their organization. And even in the realm of traditional tech skills, some are in greater demand than others. A recent report by Bentley University and Burning Glass provides a labor market analysis of career trends affecting technical workers. According to their data, below are the top skills: Keyword/Skill…


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