Despite the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic, David Foot, senior analyst at Foote Partners LLC, has made several surprisingly accurate predictions about the key wining jobs and skills that will increase in value during 2020. For example, the massive shift to remote work has accelerated the demand for technologists with big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and cybersecurity skills, in tandem with his predictions. With that in mind, what is available for next year?
With few exceptions, the value of tech certifications (which decreased the most in 2020) is likely to remain stable or continue to decline. Meanwhile, the growing interlocking of people, devices, content, and services (or what Gartner calls the digital smart grid) will increase the demand for technologists with the right mix of skills and unapproved experiences.
To keep his career on the right track, Foote referred to data from the company’s “Pay for IT Certification and Skills Index” to predict the key roles and skills that will increase in value for wining jobs in the next year.
Jobs Go Up
Big Data / Internet Of Things
Once again, Foote is optimistic about the outlook for data analysts, engineers, scientists and data engineers for the next year and with good reason. The value of 113 uncredited big data skills tracked by the company increased by 2.5 percent on average in the past twelve months.
However, as more data is coming from connected devices, this forces the use of IoT, big data and artificial intelligence. For collection – Professionals will need additional skills to compete with and monetize large and complex data sets and qualify for emerging roles such as data strategist, data specialist, and IoT specialist.
What skills do employers want? NewSQL and Data Mining increased by 25 percent in value during the six months ending October 1 and are currently receiving bonuses equivalent to 15 percent of base salary. Tableau and Master Data Management increased by 20% and 6.3%, respectively, achieving payment installments of 12% and 17%.
Other skills that are increasing in value include: Amazon Athena, RStudio, Cloudera Impala, Apache Cassandra, and Scala. Experience with neural network algorithms, in-memory data networks, data security, and open source broadcast frameworks like Kafka, Spark, and Flink can improve their marketability.
Information / Cybersecurity
It’s difficult to turn out badly regardless of which way you take, with Foote showing 26 distinct positions and businesses he’s hot throughout the following two years. Truth be told, even delicate abilities like business insight, inventive reasoning and correspondence merit an additional expense, Foote said.
However, to increase your career prospects, consider acquiring CompTIA Advanced Security Professional, Check Point Certified Security Expert, or Cisco Conducting Forensic Analysis and Incident Response Using Cisco CyberOps Technologies (CBRFIR) Certification, which are cybersecurity certifications that go against the trend of descending evaluation and get 14%, 12%, and 8% premiums. Percent of base salary respectively. The unapproved skill is architecture and security modeling, which increased its value by 5.6 percent in the six months to October 1, and made a premium of 19 percent.
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
The growing demand for AI / machine learning engineers will continue to grow, as will AI. Developers, ML or AWS Scholars, or Azure Data Scientists. What’s more, because A.I. Emerging as an umbrella term for responsibilities that applies to many jobs, the value of the entire skill category increased 7 percent over the previous year.
However, for those who want to stay ahead of the competition, emerging skills include Keras, a machine learning problem-solving interface, whose value rose 23.1 percent in the three months ending October 1. Additionally, TensorFlow, a comprehensive open source machine learning platform, Google Cloud artificial intelligence platform, and deep learning framework, Caffe.
Simply put, advanced computing brings computing and data storage closer to the IoT devices where it is collected. Although it’s been around for a while, the advent of 5G and the transition to remote work will facilitate and drive the deployment and adoption of advanced computing over the next two years, Foote predicted. In contrast, jobs involving cutting-edge computing projects, mobile software development and analysis, and network management should see a surge.
Marketing automation is high risk. The industry, which is estimated at $6.08 billion in 2019 and expected to reach $ 16.87 billion by 2025, uses software as a service, chatbots, and virtual assistants to complete repetitive tasks and engage prospects in B2B and B2C environments. The growth will create opportunities for digital marketing managers, strategists, and analysts, as well as UX / UI professionals, product designers, and more.
When it comes to digital marketing, Learning Marketo can help you make a lot of money. Skill increased 41.7 percent in value during the six months ending October 1 and are receiving bonuses equal to 17 percent of base salary.
Back Office Automation
Another area that will be popular next year is back office process automation, especially robotic process automation using technology, virtual workforces, and artificial intelligence. To automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks. The growth will create opportunities for process automation professionals, as well as artificial intelligence. And robotics engineers.
Downward Trending Jobs
Foote admits he missed one thing last year when he said robots “don’t come for your business” In fact, they are. If your job is primarily operational or clerical and relies on automation. Automation will reduce the demand for managing directors, operations managers, and general managers, while continuing remote work will reduce the need for high-level technology managers.