Instead of just looking for talented young people who can work on complex technology issues, teamwork and business intelligence are a much better option, according to CompTIA industry research.
Now beyond technical skills, businesses are also looking for technology professionals who can communicate and collaborate with other departments, CompTIA said.
When asked what skills employers are looking for when hiring, "problem solving" was the most important on the list, but "teamwork" was the next one.
Employee experience, skills and communication were the other three things you should have.
In terms of programming languages, the most sought after in the US labor market are SQL and Java. He also noted that the demand for experience in the Python programming language is growing rapidly.
CompTIA's research has found that the majority of tech employees are optimistic about their role as IT professionals, mainly due to the high demand for technology skills, which in turn leads to strong career choices. CompTIA predicts that the global IT industry will grow by 3,7% to 2020.
Research has also shown that in many cases companies hope to find candidates with some work experience and that there is less willingness to hire a beginner.
Finally, the industry team said that the other issue of the workforce that will be a major issue in the coming year is diversity and integration.