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https://insights.dice.com/2020/01/10/16-top-programming-skills-data-jobs/

SQL + Oracle + SQL Server = a very significant proportion of IT skills required/mentionned in job ads.


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I think the "most wanted" IT skill depends upon the area of the market as well as physical locale you're in. While the article you link to is more toward programming jobs, I know that in my neck of the woods it is all virtualization and devops, so VMware skills and PowerCLI/PowerShell trump SQL and Java. I work closely with a lot of contracting houses, doing C2C or 1099 work, and am viewing probably ~100 openings per week just in the Great Lakes region of the U.S.

That said, I do foresee a huge shift in the thinking toward remote work in 2020; more employers are realizing that they can shorten their hiring time, as well as attract and retain better talent, by opening up this avenue of entry. This may change some of the more regional IT skill searches we see in the US today (i.e. heavy programming on the West Coast, Datacenter/Systems Analysis in the midwest, data science on the East Coast).

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Well, I aint selling anything. It was just a remark while reading the article.

Yet, massive data collection seen worldwide also means massive needs for massaging, organizing and querying said data or bribes of it, something which is essentially programming-language independent. So it isn't a big surprise to see that SQL is still a major need, regardless of the actual validity of that stat source.


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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