Tech Skills In Demand in Austin, TX

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In 2020, CompTIA named Austin the hottest tech town in the U.S., so I asked some industry experts to tell me the top tech skills in demand in Austin, TX.

Anjela Mangrum, founder and president of Mangrum Career Solutions said, “2020 has been a year of transformation, and it has indeed sped up the adaptation to newer technologies as businesses strived to allow remote work and adjusted to changed consumer choices.”

Mangrum identified the most marketable tech skills in Austin for 2021:

    • Cybersecurity
    • Cloud Technology, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure
    • Machine Learning and AI, including Python, Natural Language Processing, R, Java, and TensorFlow
    • DevOps, focusing on improvement in speed, accuracy, and security
    • Full Stack Development.

Alejandro Rioja, a tech entrepreneur in Austin, added, “Although there are a lot of tech skills that are soon going to become sought after in Austin, right now the topmost are definitely: JAVA, web app development, PHP Javascript, Struts, JSP/Java, Perl, Automated QA, .NET, Cloud analysis, and Python.”

On Reddit, this discussion about which tech certifications are marketable in Austin contains some useful information.

Whether you are in Austin or another tech center, Manusha Chethiyawardhana on Medium listed as the hottest tech skills in 2020: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Cloud Computing; Cybersecurity; Full Stack Development; AR and VR; Blockchain.

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