Chart listing skills for entry-level data analytics and predictive modeling jobs

Critical Tech Skills for 2021 and Beyond


The IT Skill Standards project worked with more than 150 companies to determine the most important skills for entry-level workers in high-demand, technical jobs.

View the reports below for each job cluster to see what employers are looking for (the higher the “AVG” number on the chart, the more important the skill, according to industry).

College faculty may contact the IT Center of Excellence for support and training on integrating these new skill standards into your curriculum.

Are you a student or job seeker looking to start your career in tech? Our colleges can help you get there. Contact us to find a program that meets your needs.


Data Analytics and Predictive Modeling

Technical Support

Infrastructure Connectivity Management and Engineering

Technical Project Management

Data Management and Engineering

Software Development