What skills might be most marketable in the coming years?
It's a question I'm often asked.
A leading indicator of what jobs will be in demand, is the year-on-year increase of job postings for a specific title, or skill. By looking at what is tracking upwards, we can usually make a gut-feel prediction on what's looking good for the following year or two.
Helpfully, Linkedin produce an annual report to showcase the new types of jobs in the market, which is especially useful for those looking at a career change. This is also important when you consider that 65% of primary school children will hold jobs in the future which don't yet exist.
Here's a link to the report, which indicates there that in the period 2012 to 2017, Unity Developer jobs have increased five-fold.
In fact, according to the report, Unity Developers are in higher demand than the mythical unicorn that is the "Data Science Director" or the equally elusive "Full Stack Developer".
The best thing about Unity is the low barrier to entry. The platform is free, and you can learn it by taking one of the great courses available on Udemy.