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10 hardest-to-find tech skills

Sharon Florentine | Nov. 10, 2016
Burning Glass scoured more than 40,000 job postings over the last year to find out what tech skills are most difficult to find.

7. Apache Kafka

Time to fill: 66 days

Apache Kafka is a distributed, subscribe-and-publish messaging system that was first used by LinkedIn. Its benefits are that it's fast, scalable and reliable; as its popularity grows and adoption spreads, engineers with Kafka development skills will see demand for their experience grow.

8. Web Services Security

Time to fill: 63 days

Anything security related is in huge demand nowadays, says Sigelman, and web services is no exception. Web security engineers are tasked with making sure that internal systems, networks and web applications are all secure -- a critical job in the digital era.

9. Salesforce Integration

Time to fill: 62 days

The CRM platform is becoming a staple of today's digital businesses, Sigelman says. Any IT pro with Salesforce integration skills should be in high demand. "We see a big demand for Salesforce skills across many industries, which speaks to the ubiquity of the platform," Sigelman says.

10. Cloud Computing

Time to fill: 62 days

IT roles and related skills have changed as a cloud-based delivery model has become the norm in IT departments, Sigelman says. That means businesses need skilled professionals to do everything from designing cloud services to building and deploying cloud based storage and application delivery to ensuring the security of the cloud, he says.


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