Hot Technologies and In Demand Technology Skills within the O*NET System


November 2022


Phil Lewis and Jeremiah Morris
National Center for O*NET Development


This paper describes an updated approach to identifying “Hot Technologies” and introduces the concept of “In Demand” technology skills.

  • “Hot Technologies” are software and technology requirements most frequently included across all employer job postings.
  • “In Demand” technology skills are software and technology requirements frequently included in the employer job postings for a particular occupation.

The purpose of the two designations is to enable O*NET customers to learn which technology skills employers in the US economy are presently emphasizing and searching for while recruiting employees. Both are incorporated in the primary O*NET websites and available for download from the O*NET Resource Center.