Here are 5 top paying tech skills you should consider acquiring in 2023

The new year is upon us! As we make resolutions for 2023 and plan to define our career paths better, it is also critical to remember that employers are increasingly shifting toward skill-based hiring. So as a techie, acquiring new tech skills that lead to well-paying roles is one step forward.


According to a report based on recent job posting data, skills, not degrees, are the fiat norm in the job market.

So, if you are planning to perfect your career path, and you are in the tech industry or looking to break into the industry in 2023, acquiring specific in-demand tech skills is a perfect way to remain relevant.

In this article, we have curated some of the top tech skills you may want to consider acquiring in 2023. The good news is that these tech skills are in-demand and acquiring these skills may result in higher compensation.

Top-paying tech skills that could boom in 2023


Cybersecurity has always been crucial for organizations and corporations. However, as new technologies are introduced and developed, more areas of our lives move online due to remote working options. More data are becoming unprotected and could potentially expose sensitive information to hackers.

For businesses, this poses a more significant threat to their data, and this can lead to reputational damage and hefty fining. Now, businesses are searching for qualified cybersecurity specialists and even staff members who are simply familiar with best cybersecurity practices to address this problem, especially as they continue to develop their services.

Therefore, it is unquestionably a tech skill set that may help one stand out in the workforce of the future. Additionally, it may be a viable career route given that Analytics Insights anticipated that up to 10 million people would be engaged in the sector by 2023. So now is the time to improve your skills, especially as the average salary of cybersecurity jobs is $110,823 /year.

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UX Design
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You should consider learning User Experience design because different platforms are getting more popular, and they demand top-notch user interfaces. This is not surprising as consumers now have more spending power and higher expectations when interacting with digital products thanks to the internet’s rapid progress.

Because of this, businesses are making every effort to ensure that users have an excellent mobile and web experience. to keep an edge in the market. This is the where UX design comes in. So, you should consider acquiring this skill set as its demand will keep increasing, especially with the competitiveness in the industry.

CNN Money predicts the demand for UX designers to grow by 13% from 2017-2027. It is a top-paying tech skill in Nigeria, where the average salary is NGN 125K- NGN 434K according to Glassdoor.

Cloud computing
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In an Open Source Jobs Report, over 61% of organizations increased their use of cloud technologies in 2021, which means there was a surge for people with cloud skills and the surge has kept on increasing.

Outpacing the revolutionary transition from internal servers and computing capacity to the flexibility and scalability of cloud-based systems, the demand for certified cloud computing specialists has skyrocketed, which means you could be a part of the moving train.

Therefore, consider mastering cloud computing if you’re want to pick up a tech skill in 2023. Make yourself a valuable possession in the job market. According to ZipRecruiter, the average annual pay for Cloud Computing employees in the United States is $117,950.

Data visualisation/storytelling
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This Tableau research indicates that 70% of employment will require dealing directly with data, indicating that employers are searching for employees who can read, translate, and communicate data by 2025. So what are you waiting for?

Furthermore, Garner predicts that by 2025, data stories will be the most widely consumed form of analytics. 75% of those stories will be generated automatically by augmented analytics techniques. The best part is that, according to Glassdoor, the average salary range for a Data Storyteller/ Visualization is $76K- $114K.

Digital Marketing

In a community where attracting attention is a way to sell your product, digital marketing is the best bet for many businesses, and digital marketing as a whole revolves around a wide range of technical and creative skills. So, as long as businesses seek ways to attract the attention of their customers, especially in a competitive market, digital marketing will be in high demand.

According to Payscale, an entry-level Digital Marketing Manager in Nigeria makes an average annual total compensation of 1,186,436 Naira (including tips, bonuses, and overtime pay). Is that not a worthwhile skill to include on your list of 2023 career resolutions?

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One of the most important qualities managers look for when recruiting new IT professionals is exhibiting a capacity and willingness to learn new tech skills.

The world is changing, technologies are advancing, and people’s perspectives are shifting. As an employee, you must stay current with skill trends to stay relevant and rise above the competition for job openings.

So, whether you want to change your career or enhance your job performance and expertise in the IT industry, these tech skills can set you on the path to success in 2023.

Good luck!