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IT Skills in Demand: Puppet and Python

December 3, 2014 Information Technology, General 0 Comments

Information technology (IT) skills in demand are ever-changing and constantly evolving. As technology advances, there are new opportunities for those professionals who stay on top of the world's rapidly moving technological landscape. According to InfoWorld, the top IT skills in demand are knowledge of Puppet and Python, two of the fastest-growing technology skills that are experiencing an upswing in the job market.

IT Skills in Demand: Puppet and PythonPuppet

Puppet is an open-source configuration management tool that runs on Unix and Microsoft Windows systems. According to the creators of Puppet, you should imagine managing several servers at once, or even a combination of 1,000 physical and virtual computing machines. Puppet essentially automates tasks that most system administrators perform manually. This frees up much-needed time for system administrators to do other complex tasks that deliver greater value to the business overall.

Puppet is such a valuable tool that is used by well-known companies like Dell, Mozilla, Rackspace, PayPal, Disney, Oracle, Twitter, Lexmark, Google and even the New York Stock Exchange. Its usefulness makes it one of the most popular IT skills in demand right now.


Python is a programming language used to create fast, simple and easily readable code for a variety of simple tasks. Some of these include basic Web development, game programming, desktop graphical user interfaces and network programming. While this language is not used to create complex programs, it is similar to Puppet in that it was created to help save time and get simple tasks done quickly. Clearly, businesses of all sizes want to maximize productivity while getting things done more quickly in order to maintain a competitive edge within the industry.

Breaking Through

As industry leaders such as Google and Twitter continue to develop simple projects that everyone can use, companies will keep their eyes peeled for people with IT backgrounds who can program well and efficiently manage their time and projects. Both Puppet and Python help bridge that need. If you are interested in learning these top IT skills in demand, consider getting a degree in software engineering or information technology by enrolling in a quality program.

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