The 10 hottest tech skills for UK IT professionals 2016: Cyber security and cloud skills dominate

Here are the most increasingly demanded tech skills for IT professionals in the UK, from cyber security skills to Python.

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Cloud and cyber security skills are seeing the biggest surge in interest by employers hiring IT and tech staff, according to data released by online job community Dice and the IT Jobs Watch.

The report from across the UK technology sector also shows that salaries continues to rise as the overall number of advertised roles has dropped year on year.

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The results below are applicable from Q2 of 2016, so as of June, and we will be updating as Dice and IT Jobs Watch release their quarterly figures.