Ten IT Skills in Demand in 2022
Meggie Kevkhishvili, CompTia 635 Times 481 People

If we’ve learned anything over the past few years, we can expect 2022 to be a year of continued advancements and accelerated digital transformation.

IT pros must actively acquire new skills to keep up with evolving technology. These in-demand skills will keep you competitive and functioning well in your IT career, regardless of what the future holds.

22 IT Skills to Learn in 2022

As an IT professional, this is a time for you to level up your tech skill sets by obtaining specific knowledge. If you choose to maintain the status quo, you risk losing relevance in your field.

Here are some of the top IT skills in demand this year that you could add to your resume and get you one-step closer to reaching your IT goals.

Quick Facts About These IT Skills

CompTIA’s research team identified the top skills for 2022 based on Cyberstates, which was updated in 2021. We’ve categorized them by the IT Framework which divides IT functions into four pillars:

       1.    Development
       2.    Infrastructure
       3.    Security
       4.    Data

This list also contains additional professional skills that can be added below any component. Each component represents different levels of skills you can continue to learn to further any IT goal.

During Q2 2021, there were more than 930,000 core IT job postings in the United States, according to Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights.

See what skills are in demand in the IT industry and discover your next move.

Here are 22 popular IT skills that you can seize in 2022 to unlock your potential and advance your IT career.


       1.    Networking
       2.    Cloud Computing
       3.    Technical Support
       4.    Linux


       5.    Programming Languages
       6.    User Experience (UX)
       7.    Machine Learning
       8.    Quality Assurance
       9.    Mobile Application Skills


       10.    Risk Analysis
       11.    Cybersecurity analytics
       12.    Penetration testing
       13.    Compliance

Data and Analytics

       14.    Database administration
       15.    Data analytics
       16.    Data visualization
       17.    Data Science
       18.    Big Data

Additional Professional

       19.    Professional skills
       20.    Project management
       21.    Automation
       22.    Business skills

By building these skills, IT pros can add maximum value to any project they contribute to. They may even see increased income as a result of upskilling.


Originally Published On: https://www.comptia.org/blog/top-it-skills-in-demand


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