Analytics of “Zerde” Holding defined 10 the most in-demand skills, professions and courses, which allow to be competitive in the Age of Digital Technologies.

The mainstreaming of digital technologies implies the increasing of number of relevant specialists. Moreover, the demand for this type of professions is growing and will grow in the future. Here it is necessary to make an important correction for those who think that they are hopelessly behind the technical progress: to join the number of such specialists, it is not necessary to have a university diploma and profile education, online education and different courses on various platforms expand our capabilities.

The experts of “Zerde” National Information and Communication Holding performed a brief analysis of the most popular technologies and skills, required for self-study and professional development. They also rated TOP-10 of the most popular courses.

The Top Ratedof the Most Popular Technologies and Skills

The experts of “Zerde” Holding made a list of the most popular skills in informatization industry according to the researches of analysts of the world leading companies. So, what kind of skills are the most popular for today?


According to the Gartner (American research and consulting company, specializing in information technology markets) artificial intelligence, digital twins (digitaltwin), thoughtful thinking and continuous adaptive security form the basis for the next generation of digital business models and enterprise ecosystems.

Gartner’s TOP-10 of skills and technologies

1. Digital Security
2. Internet of Thinks
3. Conversational Interface
4. Artificial Intelligence
5. 3D Print
6. Robots
7. Virtual/Augmented Reality
8. Digital Twin
9. Blockchain/Distributed Ledger
10. Vehicles

Gartner believes that intelligent digitalization is the basis for the future of digital business. Gardener’s experts specify that for creation of competitive advantages the Top Manager of the companies should appraise the main tendencies to identify the opportunities, which can be used.


According to Forbes analysis, the number of technical job positions will increase to 12% by 2024. Over the next year, there will be growing the number of positions in the spheres of web development, biomedical engineering, cyber security and analysis.

Forbes’s Rating of the most popular technical skills

1. Experience with Artificial Intelligence
2. Skills to Envision, Design and Develop AR Apps
3. Data Science Talent
4. Mobile Application Development
5. Excellence in Cybersecurity
6. Talent for Saas in the Cloud
7. Ability to Adapt to New Tech
8. Coding and Engineering Experience
9. Applied Machine Learning
10. Programming Knowledge
11. Cross-Team Functionality and Communication
12. Digital Transformation

The Analysts of Forbes came to conclusion that because of the strong communicative skills and adaptability to the latest technologies, further there will be used many digital skills in sphere of high technologies. Therefore, the development of new knowledge gives more opportunities to be more competitive in the future.


LinkedIn (the social network of the professionals) analyzed accounts and work experience of more than 260 million users, and performed the list of the most popular skills in 2018. According to the LinkedIn’s analysts, today the most relevant skills include cloud technologies, distributed computation, intellectual and statistical analysis of data.

LinkedIn’s TOP-10 of the popular skills

1. Cloud and Distributed Computing
2. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
3. Middleware and Integration Software
4. Web Architecture and Development Framework
5. User Interface Design
6. Software Revision Control Systems
7. Data Presentation
8. SEO/SEM Marketing
9. Mobile Development
10. Network and Information Security

The Top Rated of Popular Courses

It is not a secret that in the Age of Digitalization the latest technologies replace the human skills and intelligence, increasing the productivity and effectiveness, support in solving of complex tasks. In the twentieth century, the specialist of particular industry performed the duties directly related to his activities, nowadays the digital skills is required in any sphere of activity.

Taking into account the most popular skills, the “Zerde” National Information and Communication Holding defined the relevant online courses.


Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

About the role of analytics in business, its types, methods, relevance, importance, and application in real practice.

Digital Skills: Web Analytics

Business analytics

Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning

MachineLearning by Andrew Ng. The detailed introduction to the computer-based education, the creation of intelligent robots, computer vision, speech recognition, etc.

EdX’s Artificial Intelligence (EdX). Understanding of the main methods of building of intelligent computer systems with using of artificial Intelligence.

Machine Learning by Andrew Ng

EdX’s Artificial Intelligence (EdX)


All aspects related to the definition, achievement and maintenance of privacy, sustainability, availability, accountability, authenticity and reliability of information.

Learning for Cybersecurity, IT and more (form Beginner to Advanced Levels)

Introduction to Cyber Security – Online course from 8 May 2018

Softwareprogramming (Computer Software)

According to the ranking of international analytic companies, nowadays one of the most popular software programing language is Java. You will learn to develop algorithms and also to develop and debug programs.

Java programming and software engineering fundamentals

Программирование на языке Java

Biotechnology and Healthcare IT

Big data analytics in Healthcare. Characteristics of medical data and related data mining problems. The study of big data technologies in the context of analytical healthcare applications, such as predictive modeling, computer phenotyping and patient similarity.

Introduction into Bioethics. Introduction to bioethics explores some problems we can face in sphere of medicine and new technologies.

Big data analytics in Healthcare

Introduction into Bioethics


Computer Science and Data Science

CS50. Very popular course not only at Harvard University, but also all over the world. This course will allow you to learn the fundamentals of programming and the main concepts of Computer Science. Many universities have abandoned their own programs in favor of CS50, because they believe that this is how a modern university course should look like: bright, informative, inspiring.

RProgramming. A course on how to install and adapt the software required for a statistical programming environment, which are generated in a high-level statistical language.


CS50 – in Russian

R Programming (John Hopkins University)

Internet of Things

The increasing of Internet Things is changing and transforming our world. From this course, you will learn the importance of IoT, current components of typical IoT devices, future trends, how to program microcontrollers and design systems.

An introduction to programming the internet of things

Industrial Robotics and Automation
Udacity’s Artificial Intelligence for Robotics by Georgia Tech (Udacity’s)

Learn how to program all the basic systems of a robotic car from the leader of Google and the autonomous driving teams at Stanford. Interesting examples of programming will be used to create cars with self-service.
С\С+ Courses. Relevant Programing Language in Robotic Industry

Udacity’s Artificial Intelligence for Robotics by Georgia Tech (Udacity’s)

С\С+ Courses

Mobile development

The course, developed within the the module Computer Science in Harvard, will teach you how to create and encode the applications for iOS using Xcode, iOS SDK and for Android using Eclipse, Android SDK.

Building Mobile Applications – Harvard University

Blockchain and distributed ledger

How to build simple blockchain-solutions and all about concepts, components and strategies for creation of blockchain business networks.

Blockchain (in fact, database) is proposing the recording services of anything you want in computer network via Internet connection. The chain of blocks with information about each transaction is keeping in each unit of computer network. Each transaction is verified and for approval and consolidation of information, it is necessary to make it coincide on all computers of the network.


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