Working in the IT industry can be incredibly rewarding, but also very tricky. This is especially true if you are just starting out in this field, as there are always new skills to learn and master while you are on the job. So far, 2015 has been no different, although a clear pattern has emerged when it comes to the skills that are needed by employers.

According to James Stanger, the senior director of product management at CompTIA, staying sharp with specific skills rather than focusing in on job roles will allow IT professionals to succeed in their field and open themselves up to greater opportunities. IT jobs are available, they just need to be filled with those who have the requisite knowledge and capabilities.

Here are a few skills that will be important for IT professionals to have under their belt over the next year:

  • Database management: IT companies are collecting tons of data each day that needs to be properly categorized and stored away for future use. For that reason, those with skills in database administration and design are in high demand.
  • Project management: IT work can be expensive, which is why companies need to ensure that every part of their operation runs smoothly and on time. Having somebody in charge who is a competent project manager is essential to a company's long term success.
  • Security: When people think of IT work, the first thing that often comes to mind is cyber security. There is a good reason for that, as many open IT jobs revolve around some sort of security, from building an effective firewall to protecting identity access. Those with skills in cyber security will be invaluable to a tech firm.

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