When Udemy looked at the most popular skills on the learning platform site in just 2020, there was similar trends.
With skills gaps plaguing organizations across the globe, these 10 skills are must-haves. Business leaders are struggling to fill these job roles.
If you’re looking to make an IT skills investment or start a new career path this year, these are the areas to consider. After analyzing data from more than 40 million users, Udemy found that the most popular tech skill people are learning is the programming language Python.
Overall, the report notes there’s a huge interest in learning about artificial intelligence (AI) and data science, but also a growing demand for web development frameworks (React, Angular), cloud computing and other IT certifications (AWS, CompTIA), and Docker.
Python — A programming language used in software development, infrastructure management and data analysis. Python’s design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant white space.
Machine learning — The scientific study of algorithms and statistical models. It is seen as a subset of artificial intelligence
Docker — An open-source platform used to create software packages called containers. Containers are isolated from one another and bundle their own software, libraries and configuration files.
Django — A Python-based free and open-source web framework. Django’s primary goal is to ease the creation of complex, database-driven websites.
CompTIA — A professional tech organization that has four IT certification series ranging from entry-level to expert. It is considered as one of the IT industry’s top trade associations.
Amazon AWS —AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. An AWS certification validates cloud expertise.
Deep learning — A class of machine learning based on artificial neural networks. Learning can be supervised, semi-supervised or unsupervised.
React Native (mobile) — An open-source mobile application framework created by Facebook to develop apps for Android, iOS, Web and Universal Windows Platform.
*Ranking is based on highest consumption on Udemy.com in 2019. Source: Udemy Data 2020.
Top 10 Emerging Technology Skills in 2020
While there are lots of skills that are critical to technology successes in 2020 there are several tech skills that emerging for this year and beyond.
- Gatsby.js (web framework)
- AWS Big Data
- React Hooks
- Microsoft Azure Architecture
- Next.js (web framework)
- Apache Airflow (data processing)
- SwiftUI (Apple apps)
- Pegasystems (digital process automation)
- ESP32 (internet of things)
- Quantum computing
*Data is based on skills with zero consumption in 2018 but surged in 2019 on Udemy. Source: Udemy Data 2020.
The top 10 emerging tech skills in 2020 include web development, quantum computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Udemy analyzed the emerging skills that over 40 million people are learning on the platform today, and found that Gatsby.js, a new web development framework tool, is gaining rapid adoption. Additional web development tools that are growing in popularity include React Hooks, Next.js, and SwiftUI, a user interface tool for Apple apps. Entirely new skills appeared on the emerging technology skills list including quantum computing and ESP32, used in the development of the internet of things.
The Digital Shift is Upon Us — the Need for Digital Skills is Critical
These lists demonstrate a shift in corporate interests and are a reflection of our increasingly digital world. Are you prepared for the digital enterprise?
These top 10 technology skills for 2020 and other fascinating insights are from Udemy for Business’ 2020 Workplace Learning Trends Report: The Skills of the Future (48 pp., PDF, opt-in). This report highlights the future skills your organization will need in 2020 and how you can prepare your workforce for this new decade.