Best IT skills to learn in 2023

Posted 4/7/2023 by Arianna Adamo



In 2023 and beyond, the rapid advancement of technology will continue to shape the job market and create new opportunities.


HR Forecast wrote a guide on the top hard and soft future skills, and they discovered that IT, data and digital skills are the most cited skills in job descriptions. Let’s find out which skills will be in trend in 2023.



1) Basic programming



Programming basics is a frequent in-demand skill even among non-tech jobs.

According to the TIOBE Index, in September 2021, the top-5 of programming languages is the following:

1. C. It’s popular in desktop software development for Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems.


2. Python. In a non-tech business environment, this language is popular among managers, analysts, and marketers. They use Python to work with data in tables, databases, and even macros in Excel.


3. Java. A universal language for web and mobile application development. Most Android applications are written in Java.


4. C++. A popular technology for graphics-rich programs like photo and video editors and games.


5. C#. One of the top languages for desktop software development and games.


TIOBE Index is calculated from the number of search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo!, MSN, Wikipedia, etc.) results for programming language queries. Thus, the more programmers use the language and search solutions, the higher the programming languages are in the rating.


2) Low-code platforms


Low-code application platforms (LCAP) like Mendix, Quixy, and Microsoft PowerApps are alternatives to complex modern software development tools. Low-code platforms require little programming knowledge and a tech mindset to develop simple business applications.



3) UI/UX design


UI/UX design involves a thorough research and an understanding of the target audience to create meaningful and easy-to-use digital products. Leave those tasks to professionals, but master at least the basics of UI/UX design to keep the conversation going with professionals.



4. Data engineering


Basically, data engineering is a mix of several IT professionals like software engineers, Big Data developers, data analysts, and cloud computing engineers. The main duties include:


  • Collecting and organizing the data.
  • Combining different data formats collected from several sources and analyzing them.
  • Optimizing data storage.
  • Reducing the costs of data storage to optimize the company’s budget.



5. Data visualization


Data visualization is an essential part of data analytics that enables businesses to critically evaluate information and present it in a manageable way. Tableau, Google Data Studio, PowerBI, Datawrapper, and Infogram are some of the most popular data visualization tools for marketers, managers, business analysts, and other occupations that involve working with a heavy amount of data.



6. Video editing


Today videos are involved in all industries for numerous purposes: marketing, employee training, client onboarding and presentation, and more. It’s important to have skills in video editing software, writing scripts and video scenarios, and even SEO optimization for better ranking.



7. CRMs


CRM software skills are becoming more popular across job descriptions in managerial and marketing roles. For example, the CRM Software Research by G2 reveals that 73% of sales managers are using CRM tools. Adoption of CRM tools among marketing teams comprises 46% and 45% among customer service teams.



8. Product management


As a rule, product managers are front people of products and services being developed. They ensure product success from the concept stage to a timely market release. To do that, they need excellent project management skills, a thorough understanding of the software development process and a business domain, communication skills, business analysis, marketing basics, and other skills.











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