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The IT industry is booming and many companies are looking to hire top-talented employees to keep up with this growth. Having a plethora of skills can help you land a job or move forward in your current role. CIO.com compiled a list of skills that employers are looking for in 2018. This data was collected from the job search platform, Indeed.

React
Having an understanding of how to use React by JavaScript is essential in the technology workforce today. This user interface (UI) is used by major social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.

Azure
Azure, the cloud computing solution from Microsoft, is another highly searched skill on Indeed. It provides support of many different programming languages, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). With its use across the globe, this skill is required by almost all tech companies.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
When you become an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), it shows employers that you are able to navigate unknown networks, identify weaknesses, and build a stronger security to prevent malicious attacks or data breaches. With this being a heavy new topic today, many, if not all, companies are taking their security very seriously.

Apache Spark
The data processing engine, Apache Spark, is what companies like eBay, Yahoo, and Netflix use for their data analysis, machine learning, and streaming services. Spark allows a number of languages for their applications such as Java, Scala, and Python.

AngularJS
Understanding how to use the AngularJS application is a two-headed skill; you must understand how to write in HTML as well. Angular takes the traditional HTML coding and allows for more dynamic website building.

Programming Languages
Many of these languages have been mentioned above already but it’s important to reiterate their importance in the IT industry. ComputerScience.org provides a great explanation of many of these languages such as Python, Java, JavaScript, HTML, and many more. Think of it as a spoken language: many employers today are looking for candidate who are multilingual. This applies to the tech field as well, our language is just to communicate with computers!