Top Skills In Demand in 2021 and 2022

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We are living in the 4th industrial revolution consisting of "Internet and Renewable Energy", where we are more in need of people with digital, technical and network infrastructure skills combined with today's now necessary virtual ways of working, which are challenging employers and their talent to acquire digital skills, and quickly.

Fourth Industrial Revolution - internet and  tech

In the past, we had the first Industrial Revolution in 1765 thanks to coal, which transformed our economy from agriculture to industry. Processes became more mechanised and products were manufactured for the first time.

Then in 1870, we had the second Industrial Revolution thanks to electricity, gas and oil. Steel and chemically based products entered the market during this time. Developments in communication technology got a jump start with the telegraph and later the telephone. Transportation grew by leaps and bounds with the invention of the plane and the car.

The third industrial revolution in the 1960s started thanks to nuclear energy and electronics entering the landscape, this has been the forefront of many things as we transitioned into the 4th industrial revolution consisting of the internet, network infrastructures, cloud computing and people with the skills to work within these fields.

The 4 Industrial Revolutions

Hence, why the demand for some of the top skills have become more prevalent and Readynez is at the forefront when it comes to training people in such skills:

Cyber security

The demand for cybersecurity is at its peak and increasing too, according to sources (Cybersecurity Ventures) there is said to be at least 3 million cybersecurity jobs unfilled, globally. As many companies and organisations have moved their key infrastructures online, this has made many industries vulnerable to cyber-attacks. If you're considering a career in cyber security, then you may be on the front lines of modern digital defence. Even though it is highly technical work, it is easy to pursue a certification in it from Readynez.

Readynez has many cybersecurity qualifications on offer, in line with the demands of employers that need people with cybersecurity skills.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing simply means the delivery of technology services from applications to storage and processing power over the internet (only paying for how much you use on a pay-as-you-go basis). Previously, everyone used on-premise server storage to maintain their network infrastructure and server storage. Cloud has streamlined all these helping companies save time, money and having peace of mind that their data infrastructure is accessible via the cloud, remotely and securely, without having to pay for any storage that is not used on-premise and costing more when it comes to downsizing as well as upgrading. With cloud becoming more and more prevalent within companies that are moving their infrastructure into the cloud, the demand for cloud computing professionals is rising every day.

Readynez has many cloud computing certifications and qualifications on offer, in line with the demands of employers that need people with these highly demanding skills.

Internet Of Things (IoT)

IoT (Internet Of Things)
As more and more daily devices, gadgets and even appliances are being connected to the internet. Giving us access to our connected devices and appliances remotely via the internet, enabling us to control them from where ever we are in the words, whether it's simply switching our devices on or off via an app or controlling the thermostat at home to be warm before we get in.

Readynez has many IoT skills and qualifications on offer, in line with the demands of employers that need people with IoT skills as more and more companies are making their devices more and more connected to the internet as we require remote and secure access.

Artificial Intelligence
AI (Artificial Intelligence)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are no longer science fiction stories but it's becoming a reality. Every day, as we start to automate our life using smart devices and also using it to learn our daily behaviour patterns. Mostly, via algorithms used by companies to send advertising to potential consumers but also developing technologies to have driverless vehicles in the future. The ability for machines to learn human behaviour depending on past data, hence why AI engineers are needed to develop and deploy AI models from start to end.

Readynez has many AI skills and qualifications on offer, in line with the demands of employers that need people with AI skills.

Network Engineering

Network Engineering

In any IT setup, a Network Engineer is the key fundamental resource who is responsible for the setup of network infrastructure on which all the services like security, voice, wireless, messaging and Internet are made accessible. A network engineer is a technology expert who is highly skilled and trained in maintaining the connectivity of all network infrastructure, network engineering includes being responsible for formulating, implementing and executing all the computer networks within an organisation. A network engineer plays a crucial role in ensuring all the systems are functioning properly as instructed. The fundamental goal of a network engineer is to provide the maximum network to the organisation with security.

Readynez has many network engineering certifications and qualifications on offer, in line with the demands of employers that need people with these highly demanding skills.

Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence (BI)

"The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" according to The Economist. All the data that is acquired, analysed and using the insights to make better business decisions. In this day and age, companies generate tons of data, all thanks to the cloud, marketing and other courses that accumulate data. This, in turn, has created a high demand for people with skills in business and data analysis, who can give good insights on the next steps. Readynez has many courses and qualifications to help you in the career of Business Intelligence, training you in the latest and upcoming platforms where your data analysis skills will be highly valued.

Readynez has many data and Business Intelligence certifications and qualifications on offer, in line with the demands of employers that need people with these highly demanding skills.

Software Development

Software Development

Software Development covers a wide range of skills, languages and technologies that are in high demand but the people with these skills and qualifications are in short supply. Covering everything from websites and mobile apps to databases and software programs that need people to help build them and maintain them too. Software engineers in the tech world have realised the importance of constantly learning new languages and upgrading their skills. Learning new skills helps software developers become more competent in their field, in turn helping them with a career boost and better job opportunities. With technology advancing by the minute, upskilling is the only way to have an edge over the competition.

Readynez has many software and web development certifications and qualifications on offer, in line with the demands of employers that need people with these highly demanding skills.

Take a look at our courses and see what Readynez has to offer

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In-Demand Future-Proof Career

Every day, the demand for cybersecurity is increasing as our digital world constantly grows. There are more websites, apps and programs joining the worldwide web every day. With more digital touchpoints, comes more users online distributing sensitive information, especially with IoT (Internet Of Things). Companies are investing more and more in cybersecurity to protect customers and their interests, and cybersecurity specialists are in demand as they are needed to identify vulnerabilities, preventing cyberattacks and safeguarding the network infrastructure.

Corporations, organisations and governments alike are investing vast amounts to keep their infrastructure protected from any harm that can compromise them, which has led to high employment rates of cyber security roles.


High Salary


Being in high demand, this role does come with a high salary. An experienced average information security analyst earns an average of $99,000 (USD) per annum or around $50 (USD) per hour. Although this is not to be expected from going in straight out of training but depending on the industry you enter with a cybersecurity position, you can easily earn a salary in the 6 figures after proving yourself in the field and with a high chance of promotion.

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