Today, I will be sharing the inside perspective of what companies are looking for. If we go back to 1995, companies talk about the internet and they know that If they didn’t understand the internet they’re not gonna be able to do business but now it just seems obvious, in a similar way companies knows that If they don’t move to the new technologies they won’t be able to grow and compete.
I would highly recommend you to pick any one of these:-
#1. Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning –
You should have at least if not more cursory understanding of AI because it will change everything we do and If the internet was 10x in terms to change to the businesses, AI will be 100x or more and hence great opportunities and jobs. It is indeed the hottest technology to learn in 2018.
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#2. Natural language processing –
Although, NLP is a part of AI itself but mastering NLP is a different set of skills. There is huge no of applications of NLP.
a. Search – Understanding the query and show the relevant results
b. Chatbots – Provide the solutions based on what I am typing.
c. Text translator
d. Speech recognition
d. etc etc..
#3. Data analytics –
By 2025, the internet will be generating 463GB data per day. Companies need people to find out the relation in structures/unstructured data. I believe it has a bright future.
#4. Full stack development –
Startups look for people who know end-to-end development, especially in early stages. It is a skill which will never fade away, no matter what the product is.
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#5. React Native –
These days with the frequent change of user behaviour and requirement companies wanted to shift to Hybrid apps. I have seen that a lot of companies wanted React Native developers to convert their existing mobile apps into RN. The is a huge shortage of RN developers in the market.
#6. React.js –
Frontend technologies keep on changing every three years. The growth of React.js is commendable. Believe me, it is really hard to find out React developers. It is in huge demand with handsome salary packages. Just like React Native, The is a huge shortage of React.js developers in the market.
Look at the hiring trends on StackOverflow -Developer Hiring Trends in 2017
PWA is a new trend in web development where websites are built to look and behave like mobile applications. When a PWA runs on a mobile device, it can be added to the home screen and then launched from there while, in fact, it will still be running in the browser.
Currently, the experience of websites on the mobile browser is not great. One of the advantages of PWA is responsiveness, allowing users to run the app on any device with any screen size, offline work due to the caching functionality, cross-platform use due to the fact that they are, actually, websites. It also helps in improving user experience and convenient controls.
#8 AR/VR(Augmented/Virtual Reality).
Again, one of the hottest sector to jump in. It is the technology of the future. I believe that someday there will be just as many AR/VR developers as there are web and mobile developers today. As a student, you should invest your time in learning future technologies as well.
There is an enormous potential for AR/VR in games, you can build a youtube of VR videos.
There is an app called Arrow who is an Instagram for augmented reality. Also, check out this startup called SketchBox
#9 Automation testing.
Automation testing has a very good future scope. Companies are moving towards automation and get away from the drawbacks of manual testing. I’ve personally seen many of my friends moved to automation testing.
The global blockchain market is anticipated to grow to over $60 billion by 2024 as more companies adopt distributed ledger technology and mass-use cases appear -Forbes
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Footnotes:- If you are not able to decide what to choose, you can always consult me at [email protected]
Must read – Overall trends by StackOverflow