The Important IT skills that help most with career advancement In IT Product/service Industry are as follows.Paul Jr.
Software Testing and Quality Control
Growth Hacking & Digital Marketing
Software Designing UI/UX
IT Project Management
Machine Learning & AI
Another Important pillar in IT is system administration , whichever software you make it should be Installed and deployed across multiple computer servers/hardwares Including maintaining the Infrastructure,Computer Networks and security as well all these things comes under System Adminstration and some of the skillsets which comes under system administration are (Linux/Windowsadministration,Firewall setups,Shell Scripting,Cloud computing,AWS,IAAS,GIT,Database Administration etc... the list goes on).
Technical Analysis is usually done by an experienced technical software engineer who has atleast some good years of experience in IT Industry and has played multiple roles like software development,support,testing,functional requirements gathering etc.. Technical feasibility of a project depending upon the functional business requirements are decided by a Technical Analyst and its a very Important skill set in IT Industry.
This skill set usually comes from the functional domain of projects lets take an example of Healthcare so if anyone has atleast some good years of experience on how hospitals work, plus some additional experience on Tech support in hospitals then he can be considered for Functional Analysis to understand the functional feasibility of a Healthcare IT project.
Every software has to be maintained technically and functionally. IT support exactly does that.
Every software made will need testing to find bugs in it so this skill set is as Important as coding and will surely help with your career advancement.
Traditional marketing is evolving in to something new and If you stick to old marketing techniques you cannot market your IT product/services and cannot grow your B2C or B2B Userbase so Growth Hacking & Digital Marketing is a must required skill these days.
Digital Marketing itself is a very big field with concepts such as SEO,SMM,PPC Ads,social media ads,display ads,adnetworks etc...
IT product/services will always have either B2C or B2B Userbase If you cannot build products/services which satify User Interface/User Experience then you wont be able to grow your userbase hence Software Designing & UI/UX is a skill set which we cannot Ignore.
In order to take better IT decisions one needs to have data analytics at their fingertips always.
Nothing will work without the IT Project Management skillset typically people who have years of experience in all the diverse skillsets discussed here are considered for this skill set fulfillment.
CRM/ERP is used to Increase the overall profitability and efficiency of an IT Project , A must needed skill set for all businesses across the world today.
Typically comes in B2B Industry and Industries where merger or co-operation between 2 organization happens.
Advancements in Machine Learning & AI has the ability to disrupt and replace all the skill sets mentioned above, so it's becoming one of the most needed skill set these days if you want to prosper your career in IT.
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