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IT Careers: 10 Job Skills in High Demand This Year

If you're looking to add skills to your resume, experience with these technologies might help you land a new job or promotion.
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10. Azure

Image: Microsoft
Image: Microsoft

These days, being involved in IT almost invariably means using the public cloud. According to Synergy Research Group, cloud spending likely exceeded $97 billion for 2019, topping the $93 billion spent in data center hardware and software for the first time ever. And while Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to dominate with just under 40% of the public cloud market, Microsoft Azure has been steadily gaining ground. In fact, Azure has climbed from less than 10% of the market at the beginning of 2016 to nearly 20% of the market in the third quarter of 2019.

Perhaps it's not surprising then that demand for Azure skills climbed 1,107% between 2014 and 2019. And last year, 6.9% of all Indeed.com job postings mentioned Azure.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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