Technologies always change and evolve. If you need to grow and stand out from the competition, you need to keep learning in the field of IT. Learning is a continuous process to prosper.

Having said that, you might be interested to know what will be the top 5 future technologies that will evolve and make a strong footprint in the field of IT in the next coming decade.

If you have this information, you can plan to learn these trending technologies so that you can increase your demand and negotiate for a good salary.

This post will address the below similar questions in your mind.

What are 5 emerging technologies?
What technology will we have in 10 years?
What are the latest technology trends for the next decade?
Which technology is the fastest growing?
The 5 Technologies That Will Change The Future
List of emerging technologies in IT


Cloud Computing

Most of you might already know this. Cloud computing takes prominence at least for the next decade. As you know the objective of cloud computing is to avoid infrastructure and maintenance costs on-premises and manage infrastructure or platform as a service in the cloud. 

Most big enterprises in Finance, Banking, Telecommunications etc still maintain their applications on-premise. Though they have some challenges for migration like security, migration costs etc, they will soon kick start to cloud.

Some companies opt for hybrid models as well. That is to, for security reasons, maintain certain critical applications or databases in-house, the rest will be migrated to the cloud or use a private cloud.

Cloud computing is one of the latest technologies to manage and maintain servers, databases, and the integration of various applications in the cloud through configuration. Though there are many cloud providers in the market, here are the topmost. 

  1. Amazon web services (AWS)
  2. Microsoft Azure
  3. Google Cloud Platform
  4. IBM Cloud
  5. Salesforce
  6. Oracle

Gartner, a technology research firm, explains that cloud revenues will surge and surpasses traditional companies across the world by 2025.

Statista, which offers statistics & reports, market insights, and consumer insights, provides the market share of top cloud players in the market.


So cloud computing technologies will definitely have a bright future in the next 10 years. Identify one of the providers and start learning its respective cloud technologies if you are still not. This will certainly fetch you the demand, add weight to your profile and high chance of salary increment in the job market.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation

Companies look for workforce optimization nowadays by automating certain repetitive activities, especially operations like patching, maintenance etc with minimal manual support.

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies play a critical role in automation by doing robot jobs by machines instead of humans. Some of the classical examples are below. 

  1. Bot applications like voice bots, chatbots, 
  2. Speech recognition, 
  3. Digital assistants, 
  4. Virtual agents
  5. Monitoring agents
  6. Smart devices
  7. Fraud detection
  8. Automation testing

These automation opportunities exist across many business verticals. As a technologist, you will need to focus on the below areas of futuristic technologies. 

  1. Scripting languages like java, python, shell etc
  2. Cloud technologies like AWS, and Google, for bots, virtual assistants
  3. Machine learning
  4. Robotics and automation
  5. Big data for analytics

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Blockchain technology

Most of you heard about cryptos, which run under blockchain technologies. Blockchain is a decentralized and distributed ledger technology that runs in secured blocks linked together.

It has a greater scope and greater demand in the crypto and metaverse world. Smart contracts are expected to have a greater demand in future due to its unique, secure and decentralized nature. 

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Blockchain technology will have wide uses in the below use cases.

  1. Remittance and cross-currency payments
  2. Smart contracts
  3. Identify management
  4. Supply chain and logistics

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DevOps is not a technology but a set of practices and methodologies that combine development and operations. Companies wanted engineers who can not only do the development but also support the platform.

DevOps engineers will have greater demand in future as companies want to perform both development and operations by the same teams so that they can manage a single team that saves cost and is easy to manage.

Statista claims the demand for DevOps will increase by 38% from recruiters.


If you are interested to learn about DevOps concepts, please refer below articles

Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things will be one of the futuristic technologies that will certainly show some prominence in the next 10 years. The software embedded in the things works with sensors to communicate with mobile and cloud to notify the changes.

The most common language to learn for IoT is Java, and then learning PHP, Python and Java script can help to build the software for IoT.

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Hope this post has shared definitive information about the future technologies which will have greater demand along with statistical information. So hope this helps in deciding the trending technologies in IT that you can focus on and learn so that you can increase your salary potential.

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