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Cyber Shield & Code Craft: System Security & Software Architecture Top 2024 IT Skills

Cyber Shield & Code Craft: System Security & Software Architecture Top 2024 IT Skills. Online skills training platform, Coursera has listed system security, software architecture among 10 tech skills that will be in high demand in 2024.

The company, in its Job Skills of 2024 report, also listed Linux, System Design, React (Web Framework), Computer Security Incident Management, Django (Web Framework), Cyberattacks, Security Software and Security Strategy among the top 10 tech skills that will be in high demand this year 2024.

According to the report, “three out of ten of the fastest-growing tech talents this year are developer skills: software architecture, react (a web framework), and Django (a web programming framework). This is because the employment market is changing quickly, which is increasing the need for developers.
“They are in demand across verticals and growing the fastest among government-affiliated learners. This correlates with global job growth. In the United States alone over 400,000 new developer jobs are expected to be created by 2031.

“The skill requirements of developers are meanwhile evolving, as AI-augmented tools like Github Copilot help teams by making suggestions that enable them to code faster. The need for developer skills may also reflect an accelerated investment in both end-user experiences of government websites and e-servicing platforms, alongside digital transformation in key public services, such as benefit applications.

“Further, the rise in developer skills could factor into a shift in which job-seekers or current employees from non-technical backgrounds seek to expand their skill sets into new areas—with 73 per cent of employees globally reporting that they do not currently feel equipped to learn the digital skills needed by businesses now,” the report stated.

Providing a background to the report, the CEO of Coursera, Jeff Maggioncalda, said the report identifies the year’s fastest–growing skills, based on insights from five million enterprise learners affiliated with 3,000 businesses, 3,600 higher education institutions, and governments in over 100 countries.

“These learners, who access Coursera through institutions focused on employment readiness and upskilling, represent a significant subset of Coursera’s total learner base of more than 136 million. This foundation of learner data enables us to identify meaningful skill trends. In addition to examining the fastest-growing skills in the business, technology, and data science domains, this year’s report also explores the fastest-growing AI, cybersecurity, and leadership skills,” he said.

In an increasingly technologically, artificially intelligent, and globalised world, Maggioncalda averred that businesses need to provide employees with the tools they need to succeed in the workplace and maintain their competitive edge.

He claimed that a lot of corporate executives are currently concerned that recent graduates are not well trained for the industry; this anxiety is heightened by the speed at which artificial intelligence is developing and the significant ways in which it is changing how people work, study, and live.

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