The Most Sought-After Tech Skills
Our latest IT poll asked our tech audience what they think is the current sought after IT skill. Here are the results:
•15.44% Database Administrator
Security was voted the most sought after skill and it comes as no surprise in today’s world where super worms and deadly computer viruses are getting harder to detect and are hidden and spread in intricate ways. Security is a broad term for the protection of our information on computers, networks and electronic devices from theft, unauthorized use, disruption or illegal destruction or modification.
The timely detection of threats and the ability to fix and react to them should be an important focus of any enterprise or technology professional. Security is consistently listed as a top priority because it affects computers, networks, personal information, public reputations and corporate stability and integrity. The need for advanced security skills grow everyday as every company is vulnerable ranging from your credit card company, to twitter and the airport. A breach at any of these places can seriously affect your time, money and sanity.
While Oracle had the least amount of votes, it is still current and highly in demand. Oracle is one of the biggest business software companies in the world and continues to be a powerhouse. Their headway into cloud computing and security makes this a skill that will never go out of style.
There are plenty of skills not included in this poll that are attracting attention. Green technology, cloud computing and CRM technology are gaining popularity as the demand grows every day. It is important to be well versed in your current skills but also be open to learning new technologies to stay relevant as a technology professional. The most important skill is your willingness to adapt to changing times and technology and continue to make an impact.