With less than 6 days to the end of a pandemic filled 2020, the narratives around the way work is done has changed.
The Covid-19 era has increased the rate of remote working around the globe and also resulting in the acquisition of more tech skills for the future of the workplace.
In what is now referred as the new normal, tech skills have changed the game moving forward beyond this Covid-19 era, therefore organizations are beginning to seek tech skillsets to thrive in the world of new normal.
Technology in itself isn’t static as it changes with circumstances around the globe. With new challenges to tackle, comes advancement in innovation to solve the problem.
The year 2020 has seen many lost their jobs, however with advancement in tech skills, you won’t be left out of the few high-paying jobs in 2021.
Irrespective of the pandemic, the world still runs around tech skills and organizations would require them to solve complex challenges, therefore they can only afford to bring onboard the best hands.
To survive in the world of new normal, the following tech skills are required for you as either a freelancer, employee, or a business owner in the tech space.
Data Science & Analytics
Behind every decision making by organizations, certain data sets have been analyzed to reveal insights.
Insights usually coming from Big data set and the process involves mining, processing and the ability to make informed decisions from insights to instantly solve challenges in the specific industry.
For individuals in the IT space, a precise understanding of the rudiments of blockchain’s functionality and its major development are required moving into 2021 for a new career path.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has invoked a revolution in the world of technology coupled with what machine learning has brought to the table.
At this rate, the momentum will keep on rising with AI and machine learning. In short, AI requires machine learning to tackle challenges in real-time.
Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)
With the renewed enforcement of travel bans, the pandemic has called for demands in AR and VR.
Who knows if restrictions on travels will linger for long in 2021? As this appears to be an uncertainty, these two tech skills are a must.
Network and information security aren’t going down the drain anytime soon.
At the height of the Covid-19 early in the first quarter of 2020, cybercriminals leverage the global crisis to disrupt the cyberspace.
With the increase in the volume of data and information that goes around, now that more organizations are moving towards a cloud-based platform, cybersecurity skills will be required more than ever.
Development (software, mobile, web)
With billions of software, mobile and web platforms across the world, there still appears to be more in demand.
As the world continues to shrink into a global village, tech skills around software, mobile and web development remain at top demand.
Cloud engineers design solutions leveraging external structure and in-house technology to better plan and maintain cloud computing.
Remote work will most likely continue by 2021 and this requires dependence on cloud computing, therefore this tech skill is necessary.
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