Market review of Top IT Skills 2017

Review the most in demand IT skills for 2017

Posted: October 1, 2016
Tags: Skills 
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Through a detailed analysis of the popular “top skills” lists published this past year as well as job search data from the past six months, I’ve identified seven of the most in-demand tech skill areas for 2017.

Not surprisingly, software development and information security are top skills for 2017. Tweet this

What I did was to pull data from top sources like Google,,, in addition to me and my networks own observation and analysis of the IT job market.

Going through the various sources I notice that a great many of the details tended to group specific skillsets or general job titles. For example, we ran into many specific designations for software developers that included mention of specific programming languages (ie Java, C#, Python, PHP and JavaScript) or specific frameworks (ie ASP.NET, AngularJS).

Here is our list going into 2017 in demand order:

  1. Software Development
  2. Information Security
  3. Database Administration And Development
  4. Cloud And Virtualization
  5. IT Operations And Governance
  6. Big Data And Data Science
  7. Networking

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Posted: October 1, 2016
Tags: Skills 
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