Mashable recently examined the 10 biggest talent gaps in the tech sector, highlighting positions hirers have difficulty filling.
Many of these careers offer salaries exceeding six-figures, and all have favorable employment outlook opportunities. But high pay ties directly into the advanced skill sets necessary, which also explains talent gaps.
The value of in-depth tech knowledge in today's marketplace cannot be overstated. Online connectivity has become so ubiquitous, it impacts virtually any career sector, not just IT.
Cultivating digital know-how is important regardless of your career. But working in IT specifically might warrant building a skill set that can be turned into a tech career.
IT was one of only two sectors to gain jobs during the Great Recession. It's omnipresence is a backbone of daily life in the United States, say nothing of the economy. If you're considering making a move to IT, or work in another field and are considering jumping to one of Mashable's spotlighted fields, you can study up on the necessary skills at CareerCast.com.
Take software developer, for example. The CareerCast IT Network database includes listings with skill requirements, as well as locations. Mashable's report focuses on specific cities in the U.S. with the widest talent gaps.
Your value increases the greater the talent gap -- and the more skills pertinent to the career you can offer at the time of interview.