What Skills Will Boost Your Technology Career Now?
Do you possess the skills that will make you a desirable candidate for high-paying technology jobs in the coming months?
To keep your career on track and moving forward, it’s crucial that you remain ahead of the curve. Staying abreast of the technology trends that are forecast to dominate will help you determine where your strengths lie and what skills you need to improve.
Let’s look at the technology trends that will help shape society, business, and the supply of technology jobs in 2023.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
As humans, we have taken millions of years to evolve into who we are today. The evolutionary path for computers and technology has been far shorter and more direct. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is the latest step in this evolution.
The manifestation of this is almost unnoticeable, but all around us. A simple example is the way that email systems now suggest words and phrases for you to use. And machine learning is helping such systems to improve the quality of their suggestions daily.
What other applications can AI be used for? A quick brainstorming session will show that the possibilities are endless.
Virtual reality (VR) is a major trend. It allows us to create environments that people can step into and interact with. VR applications will continue to evolve and improve, and offer benefits in all spheres, from product development to training, marketing, sales, and more.
Adaptations of VR are likely to improve the personalization of experiences, providing flexible and engaging applications for all.
Mention blockchain and people invariably think ‘crypto currencies’, but blockchain technology will continue to evolve away from digital currencies. Businesses will find increasing use for blockchain to improve security of operations, payments, smart contracts, supply chains, etc.
Behind much of the above trends will be the use of big data. Businesses will need to collect, collate, and analyze their customer data to better understand customer preferences. The amount of data available to be mined is huge. So, too, is the job of enabling the power of this data to make more informed business decisions.
Effective use of business and personal data can improve delivery of personalized solutions across many functionalities. It can help us to understand the problems and challenges that people have and need to be solved, help to improve security and health provision, identify behavioral patterns, improve the quality of products, improve energy efficiency, and much more. We are already witnessing extensive use of big data in banking, healthcare, education, retail, transportation, energy, and government. Expect to see increased use across more industrial sectors in 2023.
Extended reality (XR) combines physical and virtual worlds, blending augmented reality, virtual reality, blockchain, and other technologies to blur the divide between the real world and the digital world. The outcome will be the ability to experience things that we could not otherwise experience in worlds created around us seen through special glasses or headsets.
With increased capture and use of big data, protecting businesses’ sensitive employee and personal data will become increasingly important – and challenging.
Gone are the days when data was adequately protected in a locked filing cabinet. In the digital world, the need for all businesses to invest in cybersecurity will increase, especially as so much data is now held in the cloud.
All data is a target for hackers, and as hackers become increasingly sophisticated, so must the security measures a company takes to protect its data.
What Skills Will Be Most Relevant in Technology Jobs in 2023?
These trends will inform hiring strategies in technology jobs in 2023. We expect there will be demand for talented candidates with a range of technology skills that include:
- Data science
- Data analysis
- Software engineering
- Software development
- Programming languages
- 3D animation
- UX design
- Cybersecurity, including penetration testing; network and cloud security; and threat management
Do you possess any of the above tech skills?
Can you demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn new tech skills?
If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then we would like to hear from you. Submit your resume to TECHEAD, and we’ll help you land the job that best fits your career path in 2023.