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IoT Tops List of Fastest-Growing IT Skills

Burning Glass Technologies analyzed IT job postings to determine which skills will be in highest demand over the next two years. The Internet of Things top the list, expected to grow 88% through 2019. Docker Software is close behind with 86% expected growth, followed by Oracle Cloud and DevOps.

IoT Tops List of Fastest-Growing IT Skills

IoT Tops List of Fastest-Growing IT Skills

This analysis is in line with a recent article from CIO naming seven hot new IT job titles in 2017. IoT, Cloud and DevOps titles all made the list:

  1. Cloud Cost Containment Officer/Negotiator
  2. CIoTO (Chief IoT Officer)
  3. Data Protection Officer
  4. DevOps Manager/VP of DevOps
  5. Penetration Tester
  6. Innovation Manager
  7. Automation Architect

There may not be many CIoTOs out there now, but the tech market is headed in the direction of needing an executive to develop IoT strategy as well as integrate new product development with the IT department. “The IoT market and supporting technologies are changing and growing so fast,” Melissa Kolodziej, senior director at Attunity says. “A competent senior leader can bring clarity so that organizations can benefit more quickly and easily from the comprehensive analytics that IoT feeds. Companies that do it right can make swift gains in competitive advantage now and into the future.”

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