Five In-Demand Tech Skills Employers are Looking For in 2021

Every aspect of work quickly changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020. While some industries needed to ramp up hiring to meet increased demand, others were hit hard and are yet to bounce back. This sudden job market shift has left many workers scrambling to adapt and pivot their careers.

Whether you are looking to get back into the workforce or want to invest your talents in a new area, it’s important to determine what skills are in-demand in this new competitive landscape. 

Gaining these in-demand tech skills can help in choosing a clear and relevant career path that will give you a competitive edge over other candidates and job seekers.

Five In-Demand Tech Skills
To help you remain a competitive job candidate, here’s a list of five in-demand tech skills to prepare for in 2021 to land your dream job:

1. Web Development

Software engineering roles were already growing at a much faster rate than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since most business and casual interactions moved online during the height of the pandemic this demand is only going to continue to increase for specialized engineers—such as web developers, full-stack engineers, and front-end developers. 

Web development is the process of building and developing a website for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network) by focusing on the coding and programming that enables the website to function.

Web development has three basic functional areas: client-side coding (frontend), server-side coding (backend), and database technology.

Specifically, employers want to know you can edit HTML & CSS when working on content on a website. These skills are in high demand and will add relevant job skills to your resume that makes you much more attractive as you continue your career path.

Our Frontend Web Development Bootcamp includes an orientation to web development languages such as HTML & CSS and JavaScript. These classes cover the core languages of the web as well as related frameworks such as Angular JS and Bootstrap.

In-Demand Tech Skills Web Development

2. Data Science and Data Analytics

Another field that is showing no sign of slowing down is, data science. Organizations of all sizes need experts who can make sense of data and learn from it. The pandemic may have made some businesses lean more heavily on data scientists as they navigated an increasingly uncertain world. The potential for data scientists far beyond finance and tech industries is flourishing. Hiring for these roles grew nearly 46% since 2019, according to LinkedIn’s “Jobs on the Rise” analysis.

Data science requires a new set of software tools and skills, combining advanced data analysis, critical thinking, Python programming, and creative problem solving. DWC’s Data Science Certificate is a comprehensive curriculum focused on Python software, working with big data, and visualizing and modeling the results.

If you are curious if a career in data science is right for you check out our blog, here.

3. UX/ UI Design

UX or User Experience refers to the interaction between a user and a product or service and requires an understanding of the company, product, and user. User experience is determined by how easy or difficult it is for users to interact with the interface elements.

Professionals responsible for the way we interact with websites, apps, and other products fall into this category, which saw 20% growth in hiring according to LinkedIn’s analysis.  Furthermore UX Designers ranked in the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work according to CNNMoney/PayScale’s 100 Best Jobs in America.

If you enjoy solving problems and using technology to create effective designs, check out our UX Design certificate program and launch a new career path in this exciting field

In-Demand Tech Skills UX Design

4. Business Administration

Businesses were tasked with quickly adapting to an uncertain world and economy last year. While some jobs were lost, others that could help bottom lines and help businesses navigate through the pandemic were added.

Our Business Administration certificate program focuses on business software including Microsoft Office and Google Apps, plus vital office skills such as leadership, time management, and problem solving.  Technology and business soft skills are the fundamental pillars of any office administration position.

5. Digital Marketing

Digital marketing utilizes the internet and other digital media platforms and devices to promote products and services. As word-of-mouth marketing is becoming outdated, a lot of businesses are seeking to promote their products and services online and hiring for digital marketing roles has grown nearly 33% year-over-year.

There are a variety of digital marketing skills that are imperative to landing a job. Copywriting, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media, data analysis and marketing automation is among the top skills the Muse recommends having to name a few.

There is no doubt digital marketing is an in-demand tech skill. Our Digital Marketing Certificate looks at the fundamental concepts and strategies of marketing, as well as the data-driven digital marketing skills needed to successfully propel your career forward.


In-Demand Skills Marketing

Whether you’re looking for skills to help you land a promotion or want to make yourself more competitive on the job market this year, our classes are taught by industry pros and designed to give you a leg up in coding, marketing, data, or design. Get a head start on your 2021 career goals. Click here to talk to a student advisor to see which program is right for you!

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