Build these 13 skills to boost your salary

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13 skills to boost your salary Start Your Future
Build these 13 skills to boost your salary
Find Your Specialization

Employers are looking for specific business and technology skills.
According to sources like PayScale and Monster.com*, these 13 are among the most likely to make you stand out.

Most valuable COMPUTER SCIENCE skills

SKILL #1

Scala1


22% average pay boost


Apply functional programming paradigms to write elegant Scala code.

Scala

Functional Programming in Scala

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

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SKILL #2

Algorithm Development1


17.8% average pay boost


Solve software problems by designing optimized algorithms.

Algorithms

Data Structures and Algorithms

UC San DiegoHSE

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SKILL #3

Java1


9% average pay boost


Use Java to build, test, and debug robust software applications.

Java

Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals

Duke

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SKILL #4

User Interface Design1


16.1% average pay boost


Apply UI design research, prototyping, and evaluation techniques.

UI Design
NEW

User Interface Design

Minnesota

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SKILL #5

Ruby on Rails2


13% average pay boost


Efficiently build and deploy web applications with Ruby on Rails.

Ruby

Ruby on Rails Web Development

Johns Hopkins University

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SKILL #6

IT Security & Infrastructure1


16% average pay boost


Construct secure hardware and software interfaces.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Toronto

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SKILL #7

Apple Xcode3


13% average pay boost


Use popular development tools to build apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

iOS Xcode

iOS App Development with Swift

Toronto

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SKILL #8

Android SDK1


9.3% average pay boost


Apply Android Studio tools to develop maintainable mobile apps.

Android

Android App Development

Vanderbilt

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Most valuable DATA skills

SKILL #9

Hadoop3


12.5% average pay boost


Explore and analyze complex datasets using the popular Hadoop framework.

Big Data

Big Data

UC San Diego

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SKILL #10

Machine Learning1


12.5% average pay boost


Use data to make predictions and build recommender systems.

Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Washington

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SKILL #11

Data Warehousing1


18% average pay boost


Construct and manipulate a central repository of business data.

Data Warehousing

Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence

Colorado

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SKILL #12

Data Mining1


18% average pay boost


Use techniques like pattern discovery and clustering to extract insights from data.

Data Mining

Data Mining

Illinois

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SKILL #13

Business Forecasting3


3.5% average pay boost


Use tools like SQL and Excel to generate business outlooks and insights from data.

Forecasting with Excel to MySQL

Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business

Duke

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Career Outcomes

Charlotte

“Not that many people in the market have this skill set…my income went up to probably three times the average.”

Charlotte S. – Data Science Specialization,
Johns Hopkins University

Sam M.

“I’m now a full-stack developer – I’ve got skills that I know are in demand. I’ve almost doubled what I was earning before.”

Sam M. – Startup Engineering,
Stanford University

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1 – Monster.com, 2016 – http://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/best-paid-job-skills
2 – PayScale.com, 2016 http://www.payscale.com/data-packages/job-skills
3 – Time, 2016 – http://time.com/money/4321383/career-skills-that-boost-your-salary/


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