List of 10 skills that will be highly in demand in Pakistani job market in 2022

Here are the top 10 technical skills that people need to learn to remain relevant in technical job markets in 2022.

Technological advancement is one of the most rapidly changing aspects of today’s world. This change has impacted our lives in several ways, especially employment opportunities. Technology has given way to a robotic world that has limited the ground for the human workforce.

However, no matter how much the world progresses, there will always be a demand for human skills in companies and businesses. These skills have also witnessed an up-gradation post-pandemic. If you want to boost your chances of getting hired by your dream tech-based company or organization, here are the ten skills you should focus on.

Here are the top 10 technical skills that people need to learn to remain relevant in technical job markets in 2022:

1. Data Science

Data is the new oil in this technology era. Do people know why Facebook, Amazon, and Google emerged as the most influential companies globally? It is due to the amount of data they contain and their ability to analyze and interpret data. There is a high demand for data science jobs in all sectors such as finance, health, e-commerce, and logistics.

2. Artificial Intelligence

AI is ranked as the fastest-growing profession, according to LinkedIn. When data increases, AI applications become more profound and broader. AI has become a great approach to problem-solving. Large companies such as Amazon use AI to forecast their demand. For instance, machine learning uses algorithms that can help a company; estimate the number of products needed, customer costs and reduce storage costs. Applications for AI include self-driving cars, surgical robots, virtual reality, augmented reality, facial recognition software, and many more. Most industries are adopting AI/ML technologies in the upcoming phase of digital transformation.

3. UI/UX Design

UI/UX design is another skill that is in high demand due to an increase of new apps and websites that demand user experience designers. Most companies nowadays compete for customers’ attention, and they come up with a great design. The designs tend to capture customers’ attention to spend more time with them and use their websites regularly. UX designers design digital services and products that make their target users’ lives easier and more convenient when using their products or services.

4. Blockchain

Blockchain is a technology that is growing and covers cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins and many others. It has a decentralized system where data is stored, and it serves as a database. One of the main advantages of this technology is that data is well secured and immutable. Most companies in the finance, healthcare, and government sectors use this blockchain technology. This is because of its high degree of privacy with sensitive data. Companies that have decided to use blockchain technology need to have employees who have a deep knowledge of cryptography, data structure, and blockchain.

5. Internet of Things

If people want to leverage in the technological world, they might need to equip themselves with the skills of the Internet of Things (IoT). This comprises interrelated computing devices, digital machines, animals, or people with unique identifiers. This allows an easy transfer of data over a network without any human intervention. In the IoT, there are web-enabled intelligent devices that use processors, sensors, and communication hardware. They share information to perform suitable functions. It is found in connected appliances, farming equipment, health monitors, factory equipment, wireless trackers, wireless internet, logistic tracking, and many more appliances. Many people adapt to the IoT to make it easier for devices to communicate.

6. Cloud Computing

Another important field is cloud computing that enables most companies to upload data on the cloud and secure it. There is a high demand for software engineers and cloud architects who have vast experience in cloud computing and Amazon Web Services (AWS). If people want to fit in this field, they should try to learn the following: data migration, web services and APIs, IT and data security. It also includes business intelligence and analytics. Most companies are looking for ways to be ahead of their competitors and achieve their goals using their data. Companies will hire tech professionals who can turn their data into knowledge to understand their sector’s trends.

7. Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity; one of the biggest threats companies face in this digital world is cyberattacks. Today, companies hire experts who can protect their company data and network from being hacked by hackers. IT security specialists are in high demand to provide the best security solutions and train their staff.

8. Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is another technical skill that people can acquire in 2022. There are many opportunities in the digital space, and if people explore this well, they will find a gap they can quickly fill. In digital marketing, there is social media marketing, social media advertising, content marketing, search engine optimization, and many other fields. The point is that people are marketing products and services online. Today, almost everyone owns a phone or laptop, so more people opt to use the phone to make purchases and order without physically going to a shop.

If people want to thrive in the technological world, they need to learn more about digital marketing. They can then use visually appealing images, graphics, websites, infographics, and other media in their digital marketing strategies. That’s why we commonly observe large companies utilizing their social media pages well to ensure they reach a large audience.

9. Video Editing

Another great skill people can acquire is video editing. When people know how to edit videos, they can even use them for their digital marketing strategies and other ventures.

10. E-Commerce

Additionally, people need to know how to create eCommerce sites. A majority of people opt to buy and sell online. Many business owners would search for skilled people who know how to create an online store for them. Hence, general website design and development skills will help people. All these skills are vital and go hand in hand.

Knowledge of Amazon use can help people better run their eCommerce businesses. Ideally, one can also become a virtual assistant and help manage online stores. Take the example of Amazon and eBay: people purchase items from the two online stores from anywhere in the world. This makes it easier for customers to access items they can’t get in their region. This allows an easy flow of items globally.

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