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Digital Skills In Demand By Tech Companies

As more traditional job roles are being replaced by Machines and Artificial Intelligence (AI), more job roles are opening up that were unheard or unnamed before. Tech companies, and indeed all organizations in the digital economy, are coming to realise that a company full of specialists is not an ideal situation. It is more important than ever that new employees are cross-disciplined. Whatever the specific job role you are applying for, recruiters will be looking out for a wider skill set and broader experience in their new hires.

At the heart of any tech product or digital service is coding. The core languages that most programming and web and app development positions need include Bootstrap, jQuery, Angular, Code Igniter, PHP/JavaScript and MySQL. These skills are listed on a regular basis in the top 10 most in-demand by employers on LinkedIn. Beyond programming and web development skills, there are other digital skills in demand especially in this digital economy that you can diversify in and start your career in. Today, I will be sharing five digital skills you can consider building a career in irrespective of your first degree. Follow me as we go through this.

1. Digital Business Analysis

Digital Business Analysis helps organizations to make the right choices by providing an independent and objective mindset and applying a range of proven analysis techniques to make a convincing business case for investment in a digital solution.  As digital transformation is central to all organizations in the digital economy, digital business analysis skills have become the hottest skills to have on your CV in the 21st Century.

2. Digital Design and Data Visualization (UI/UX)

Websites, Apps and Digital Services have one thing in common; a user interface. Any designer with experience creating effective, dynamic user experiences will be in high demand with most tech companies. Designers can also visualize complex data to help management make vital business decisions. 

3. Digital Project Management

Project management is by no means exclusively desirable to tech companies but it is a vital part of developing digital products and services in a timely and cost-effective manner. An understanding of a range of methodologies such as SCRUM and AGILE will stand out on any CV.

4. Digital Marketing and Social Media

To promote their products and services tech companies will look to digital marketing. Understanding how to get the most value for money out of the broadest range of networks is key in digital marketing. Today’s PR is carried out almost exclusively through social media. Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and countless other platforms which give tech companies direct access to customers, thought leaders and evangelists. The best Tech PR managers are Social Media managers.

5. Data Science and Data Analytics

Companies gather huge amounts of data that can be immensely valuable to them if they have a Big Data Analyst who can make sense of it all. Data Science is an excellent career path for professionals in the digital age, but the demand far outweighs supply, making Data Scientists highly employable. As data science is becoming a minimum requirement for more manager level jobs, hence learning data science will help you position yourself ahead of the curve. 


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Aanuoluwapo Olajide

Aanuoluwapo Olajide is a freelance writer who believes that words are fundamental blocks and are the force of life and death. She is a tech enthusiast, fashion designer and a lover of words.

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