What are the Most In-Demand IT Skills in 2013?

By Martin Schaeferle | January 21, 2013

This recent article in ZDNet is a must-read for any IT professional looking for work or to beef up their resume. It lists the top "in-demand" skills for 2013, and some of the findings may surprise you. That's because despite the rise of big data and mobile computing, many traditional "evergreen" IT skills are still in demand. These skills include C#, ASP.NET, and PHP, which goes to show that there will continue to be a market for basic programming competencies.

That said, big data, mobile computing, and cloud computing are creating a demand for a set of newer skills, which in include virtualization and html5. Of course, there inevitably will be some victims of this progress, and they include Flash and PHP, which while still in-demand, will quickly wane beyond 2013, according to the IT Job Board. So if you seek to strengthen your traditional IT skills, check out our C# video course. If it's next-generation skills you're after, try our HTML5 tutorial.


Martin Schaeferle

Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, and XML. He has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed and the Microsoft NCD Channel Summit, and he specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites. In addition to writing and presenting technical training content, Martin is also LearnNowOnline's vice president of technology.

This blog entry was originally posted January 21, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle