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Top 10 fastest growing IT skills in the Netherlands in 2020

The importance of IT skills continues to grow, according to analyses carried out by Intelligence Group. Using Jobfeed data, Intelligence Group has listed the requested IT skills in job vacancies in the Netherlands. Percentage-wise, we see that the demand for Windows Azure as a dominant IT skill has increased the most over the past year. The demand for the mastery of Python also rose sharply last year.

In this analysis, we looked at which IT skills became more dominant within employers' vacancies last year. A total of 1.3 million vacancies posted between Q3-2018 and Q2-2019 were compared to 1.4 million vacancies posted between Q3-2019 and Q2-2020. The difference in percentage between these time periods shows the absolute growth of requested IT skills within vacancies. This does not include the vacancies posted by agencies (which often do this on behalf of employers). IT skills include both skills and the mastery of certain specific software packages. The top 10 rising dominant IT skills in the Netherlands shows that the demand for Windows Azure has strongly increased over the past year. Last year, Windows Azure was named as a required IT skill in 0.68% of the vacancies, this year in 0.97% of the vacancies. Compared to the previous year, Windows Azure is thus named in vacancies 0.29% more often. Since Windows Azure is a Cloud Computing platform from Microsoft, it is not surprising that the demand for Cloud Computing and Docker as IT skills has also increased. The demand for Python has also increased significantly this year. Whereas Python was named in 1.06% of the vacancies last year, this percentage has now risen to 1.28%. Python is a programming language that is used, among other things, as a scripting language within operating systems.

Top 10 rising dominant IT skills

Ranking

Dominant IT skills

Percentage 2018/2019

Percentage 2019/2020

Increase in demand

1

Windows Azure

0,68%

0,97%

0,29%

2

Python

1,06%

1,28%

0,22%

3

Cloud Computing

1,01%

1,15%

0,14%

4

Docker

0,39%

0,52%

0,13%

5

Data-Analysis

1,84%

1,96%

0,12%

6

Amazon Web Services

0,42%

0,54%

0,12%

7

Kubernetes

0,19%

0,31%

0,12%

8

APIs (make/use)

0,56%

0,68%

0,11%

9

Power BI

0,23%

0,33%

0,10%

10

Data Engineering

0,12%

0,20%

0,08%

Source: Jobfeed byTextkernel (comparison Q3-2018 to Q2-2019 and Q3-2019 to Q2-2020).

Top 10 fastest growing IT skills

In addition to the most dominant IT skills, we also looked at which IT skills have grown the most in terms of percentage. However, it is important to note that the lower the starting position in 2018, the higher the growth rates will be. The fastest growing IT skill is Azure Data Factory. This skill was named in only 0.005% of all vacancies last year. This year it has risen by 172% to 0.015%. This increase is related to the increase in demand for Windows Azure as an IT skill, as Azure Data Factory is part of Windows Azure. The demand for Pyspark also grew rapidly by 154% last year. Cloud Engineering, Looker Analytics and Ubuntu are the next fastest growing IT skills. These skills are close to each other in terms of growth rate, with 127% and 126% respectively.

Ranking

Fastest growing IT skills

Growth rate

1

Azure Data Factory

172%

2

Pyspark

154%

3

Cloud-Engineering

127%

4

Looker Analytics

126%

5

Ubuntu

126%

6

Bacnet

122%

7

Modular Design

120%

8

Gpu Programming

118%

9

Data Ingestion

109%

10

Digital Design

104%

Source: Jobfeed by Textkernel (comparison Q3-2018 to Q2-2019 and Q3-2019 to Q2-2020).

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