Why Your Current Skill Set Might Not Be Enough

Why Your Current Skill Set Might Not Be Enough

It used to be that one highly specialized skill set could set you up for a comfortable, secure living — a thorough knowledge of Excel, for example, may have differentiated you as an analytical expert, while a solid grasp of visual editing software could have nearly guaranteed you a position in design. But in today’s tech-forward world, it may not suffice to be a master of just one trade.

Glassdoor’s Local Pay Reports have shown a decrease in pay for tech jobs and trades that rely on primarily one skill, such as java developers (down 0.1 percent year-over-year to $75,124) and web developers (down 0.9 percent to $64,150). On the other hand, positions that are multifaceted in nature and require proficiency in a variety of areas are seeing healthy growth, as is the case with job titles like solutions architect (up 3.7 percent to $102,184), web designer (up 3.4 percent to $51,767) and software engineer (up 2.7 percent to $85,806).