7 Tech Skills that can Make You High Demand Employee

As the world’s economy is shifting from petro-dollar to tech-economy, the tech industry producing more employment than other sectors. Technology has changed how we live, work and communicate.

According to Harvard Business Review, employment in the IT sector is predicted to increase significantly over the next few years. It has been predicted that robots will replace human labor in the job market. Only professionals with tech skills will be able to retain their jobs, would be sort out for in the job market.

To remain relevant in job market, you need to posses  some certain tech skills.

He we have discussed top tech skills that will be in high demand in 2023 and beyond.

Top 7 Tech Skills in High Demand

  • AI
  • Blockchain
  • Big data analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • IoT
  • Application Programming Interface
  • Cybersecurity


Blockchain is a database of shared records for multiple users, designed in a manner that its security, increased transparency and efficiency can benefit all users. Blockchain technology which had its first application in digital currency (cryptocurrency) mining and management has been extended to wide range of industries. Other areas where Blockchain is applied include

Money transfer

Assets management

Financial exchanges



Real Estate

Smart contracts

Personal identity security


Logistics and inventory management

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

Secure Internet of Things




Cloud Computing 

Cloud computing is the provision of computing services such as servers, storage, databases, software, and networking, over the internet. 

Cloud technology is assisting in decentralized data warehousing. During the pandemic, companies were able to decentralize their workforce and implement work-from-home with the help of cloud technology. Owing to the benefits of cloud computing such as data security, effective cost management, work flexibility, and expansion, the demand for cloud computing professionals is growing, and it is expected to continue to rise in the coming years.

Basic skills needed in cloud computing are knowledge of cloud architecture, cloud security, and cloud infrastructure. As a cloud computing professional you need know work with cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Other skills needed is the knowledge of automation and scripting, as well as an understanding of networking and storage.

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

APIs are software interfaces that enable two applications to interact with each other. These software interfaces are already been adopted in banking and financial services industry including Fintech, and is gaining acceptance in other sectors for customer relations management, CRM. 

APIs help in driving FinTech revolution by making it cheaper and faster to integrate and deploy financial solutions

APIs make it easy to select the best source of data or content without depending on one third part provider to aggregate it.

API is changing the way we live and do work, and the demand for professionals with API skills is expected to increase in the coming years.

Skill required by API professionals is programming skills. Coding skills such as C++, Java, Python, HTML etc.

Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computer, digital or mechanical devices provided with unique identities (UIDs) and capability to transfer data through a network without human-to-human or human-to-computer interactions.

An IoT ecosystem consists of web-enabled smart devices that use embedded systems like processors, sensors, and communication hardware to collect, act on and send data they accessed within their environments. IoT devices share the sensor data they collect by connecting to an IOT gateway or other edge device and data is either sent to the cloud to be analyzed or analyzed locally.

All companies in every sector are deploying IoT to operate more efficiently, collect data to have a better understanding of the customers for enhanced customer service delivery, improve decision-making and increase the value of their businesses. Internet of Things in in healthcare, otherwise known as Internet of Medicine Things helps hospitals and other healthcare facilities in electronic medical records, EMR management.

As IoT continues to revolutionize the way we live and work, the demand for professionals with IoT skills is expected to increase in the coming years.

The skills required for IoT include knowledge of sensors, embedded systems, and wireless protocols. IoT professionals need to have experience with programming languages such as C, C++, and Java. Additionally, IoT professionals need to be familiar with cloud computing and data analytics, as well as an understanding of security and privacy concerns.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of computer system or computer-controlled robot to perform asks related to human intelligence. It is the simulation of human intelligence processes by computer systems or robotics. AI therefore comprises machine learning, natural language processing, and robotics. It has been predicted that robots and other AIs will take over human job and demand for professionals who can handle AI will be in high demand in near future.

AI is revolutionizing the way we live and work especially in content writing, programming, logistics and inventory, CRM. 

The skills required to work with AI include data analysis, algorithm design, and programming. AI developers need to have excellent analytical skills and should be familiar with various programming languages such as Python, C++, and Java. Additionally, AI professionals need to have good communication skills to communicate complex ideas to non-technical stakeholders.


Cybersecurity refers to the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, and electronic devices from theft, damage, or unauthorized access. Cybersecurity is essential in today’s digital world, and the demand for professionals with cybersecurity skills is increasing.

The skills required for cybersecurity include knowledge of network protocols, operating systems, and programming languages. Additionally, cybersecurity professionals need to be aware of the latest threats and techniques used by hackers. They also need to have strong analytical skills to identify and mitigate different tech security risks that may arise in 2023 and beyond. 

Big Data Analytics

Big Data refers to the large and complex datasets that are generated by businesses and organizations. Big data analytics is the process of analyzing and interpreting this data to derive insights that can inform business decisions. The demand for professionals with big data analytics skills in the tech industry is expected to increase exponentially in 2023.

The skills required for big data analytics include knowledge of data science, statistics, and machine learning. Big data professionals need to have experience with data analysis software such as SPSS, and others specific for different fields,  programming languages such as Python and R. Additionally, big data professionals need to be familiar with data visualization tools and should have excellent communication skills to present complex data insights to non-technical stakeholders.

In conclusion, the tech skills mentioned above are essential for professionals who want to succeed in today’s job market. As technology continues to evolve, the demand for professionals with these skills is expected to increase. Developing these skills will not only increase your employability but will also enable you to stay ahead in your career. With the right skills and training, you can be part of the next generation of tech professionals who will shape the future of work.

Ikechukwu Evegbu

Ikechukwu Evegbu is a graduate of Statistics with over 10 years experience as Data Analyst. Worked with Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. A prolific business development content writer. He's the Editor, Business Compiler

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