By navigating our site, you agree to allow us to use cookies, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Want Your Dream Tech Job in 2021, Here are the New Tech Job Skills!

Ok! 2020 has been a job search year for the newbies entering into the tech industry. Other already onboarded were confused about what proficiency and KRAs shall be the new Tech job skills for the industry given the dynamic digital pace. Coming towards 2021, you must be eager to know what will be the top tech job skills which can help you grow and equally make you relevant in every way in the tech industry. Top job skills in 2021 shall not just determine the options chosen for your tech career but your skill sets and understanding on newer technologies.

Now a report from Burning Glass Technologies states the two tech job skills paying the highest salary premiums today and in 2021 are IT Automation ($24,969) and AI & Machine Learning ($14,175). Hence automation and AI & machine learning will certainly peg the tech job skills.

In a report Fortune stated that startups with a value of $1 billion or more are 33% more likely to prioritize one or several top ten tech job skills in their new hire plans versus their legacy Fortune 100-based competitors or colleagues. Hence watch out for the startups!

tech job skill area

IT Automation The Big Pie in 2021

IT Automation expertise can earn technical professionals a $24,969 salary premium, the most lucrative of all tech job skills to have in 2021. Burning Glass Technologies defines IT Automation as the skills related to automating and orchestrating digital processes and workflows. Six of the ten job skills are marketable enough to drive technical professionals’ salaries above $10,000 a year. At an average salary uplift of $8,851, proactive security (cybersecurity) job skills’ market value seems low. Future surveys in 2021 will most likely reflect the impact of the SolarWinds breach on demand for this skill set. The following graphic compares the average salary premium by tech job skill area.


Software Dev. Methodologies (DevOps) expertise is the most marketable going into 2021.”

“Quantum Computing, Connected Technologies, Fintech and AI & Machine Learning expertise are predicted to be the fastest-growing tech job skills in 2021 and beyond.”tech skills industry


Niloy Banerjee

A generic movie-buff, passionate and professional with print journalism, serving editorial verticals on Technical and B2B segments, crude rover and writer on business happenings, spare time playing physical and digital forms of games; a love with philosophy is perennial as trying to archive pebbles from the ocean of literature. Lastly, a connoisseur in making and eating palatable cuisines.

Related Articles

Upcoming Events