Landing the perfect IT job is never easy, but certain technical skills can smooth the way, especially if they’re in high demand. Job search platform Indeed has analyzed the fastest-growing terms used by job seekers when searching for tech jobs in 2019, and the results represent some significant changes over last year.
“When people look for new jobs, they often use search terms that describe cutting-edge skills associated with the jobs they want,” says Daniel Culbertson, economist at Indeed. “On the employer side, the highly specialized tech talent who have these proficiencies are in great demand.”
Specifically, Indeed considered searches that led to a click on a posting with one of 381 technology job titles, and then tracked the growth of searches, year-over-year, in the three months that ended Nov. 1, 2018. The research reveals that open source tools, cloud computing skills, PHP-based tools and specialized programming languages — including some legacy skills — are an IT professional’s ticket to success in 2019.