Posted on July 15, 2016 by staff

IoT skills in demand as smart devices increase


As Internet of Things adoption becomes more widespread, demand for employees with tech skills such as data visualisation is on the rise.

Research by freelancing website Upwork found a 67% increase in demand for workers with tech skills related to IoT.

These skills include Mysql programming, data visualisation and machine learning development.

Ryan Johnson, Categories Director at global company Upwork, said: “As IoT adoption becomes more widespread, companies are looking to take advantage of the connected landscape.

“However, they are also quickly realising they do not have the necessary skills in-house to support these new and exciting ventures.”

There has been a big increase in IoT products in recent years and it’s predicted that the industry will be worth $11tn to Upwork by 2025.

The UK is currently suffering from a skills gap, with statistics suggesting that the UK will need to fill 745,000 digital jobs by 2017.

Compared to 2015,  the first quarter of 2016 saw the need for skills in security analysis, Gardoop visualisation skills, knowledge of algorithms and skills in machine learning increase by 100%.

An IoT roundtable recently heard how the technology could eradicate many problems in daily life over the coming years.