Top 10 most popular tech skills of 2020

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are rapidly changing the world. Corporations are re-training their workforce or hiring fresh talent with the right skills to stay competitive. It means the demand for different tech skills is changing rapidly. Here we take a look at the top 10 most popular tech skills of 2020. Learn one or more of these skills to thrive in 2020 and beyond.

Top 10 most popular tech skills of 2020

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Udemy, one of the world’s largest online learning platforms, has published its 2020 Workplace Learning Trends Report. The report sheds light on what skills people are learning the most. Corporate employees and freelancers are investing their time and money to acquire these skills. According to the report, people are showing a huge interest in data science and artificial intelligence (AI).

There is a growing demand for workers who can analyze and interpret massive amounts of data. LinkedIn has named Data Scientist as the most promising job in the United States. Skills such as Python, JavaScript, AI, cloud computing, and business intelligence have also been in robust demand.

These are the top 10 most popular tech skills for 2020, according to Udemy’s Workplace Learning Tech Report.

10- React Native (Mobile)

React Native is an open-source mobile framework for building native apps. It was created by Facebook. It enables developers to use React along with native platform capabilities to build apps for iOS, Android, Web, and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

9- Deep learning

Also called deep neural learning or deep neural network, it’s a subset of machine learning. Deep learning can be unsupervised, supervised, or semi-supervised from unstructured or unlabeled data. Deep learning architectures are applied to speech recognition, natural language processing, computer vision, drug design, bioinformatics, and other areas.

8- Amazon AWS

Thanks to the explosive growth in cloud computing, demand for the AWS certified professionals has skyrocketed in recent years. The AWS certification validates cloud expertise. There are a number of AWS certification programs for roles such as Cloud Practitioner, Developer, and Architect.

7- CompTIA

CompTIA is a non-profit trade organization that issues professional certifications for the IT industry. It provides certifications in IT security, network, infrastructure, and cloud computing. According to Udemy, a growing number of people are opting for CompTIA certifications, making them one of the most popular tech skills.

6- Django

Django is an open-source and free Python Web framework that speeds up web development and design. Django is suitable for both frontend and backend development. It dramatically reduces the hassle of web development, making it easier for you to focus on building your app.

5- Docker

Docker is an open-source platform that uses OS-level virtualization to create software packages called containers. Containers make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications. Docker automates application deployment on the container. The containers are isolated from one another, and can communicate with one another through specific channels.

4- Machine learning

Machine learning is the study and application of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and statistical models. It is one of the most exciting technologies of the modern era. It gives systems the ability to automatically learn from data and experience, and improve without being re-programmed. Technology companies have been implementing machine learning solutions in their core products and services.

3- Angular

Angular is an open-source web application framework based on TypeScript. It’s a complete rewrite from the same team that built the JavaScript-based AngularJS. Angular is used to build mobile and web applications. It lets you reuse your code to build apps for any deployment target.

2- React (Web)

React (Web) is a JavaScript library for building web interfaces. Maintained by Facebook and a community of other developers, React makes it painless to create interactive user interfaces. It is often used in the development of mobile or single-page web applications that interact with the user by dynamically rewriting the current page instead of loading entirely new pages from the server.

1- Python

Udemy has named Python the most popular tech skill for 2020. Python is the second-most popular programming language on GitHub. It is increasingly used in machine learning, data science, biomedical research, and artificial intelligence applications. It offers extensive support for modules, and has a GUI-based application for desktops. Python also enables easy integration with web services.



About the Author

Vikas Shukla
Although he has a background in finance and holds an MBA, Vikas Shukla is a technology reporter. He has a strong interest in gadgets, gizmos, and science. He writes regularly on these topics. - He can be contacted by email at vshukla@valuewalk.com