Which tech skills are in most demand?Alvin Toffler, an American writer and businessman recognized for his discussion on modern technologies, once stated: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”. The IT skill market has never been more dynamic. AI, web development, and game development were the most important tech skills that developers wanted to acquire in 2023. SQL and Java were the most popular programming languages across different industries globally, while quality assurance and Flutter were ranked as the fastest-growing IT skills globally in 2023.
It is hardly surprising that the IT skills gap is threatening to put companies out of business by affecting their ability to remain secure. In 2023, cloud computing was the area with the most significant shortage of cybersecurity skills worldwide, followed by security controls and coding skills. Consequently, most companies are under considerable pressure to upgrade their hiring strategies to retain and attract more talent. Over 42 percent of tech recruiters and developers globally stated their company was investing in talent retention and candidate experience in 2023.