The IT skills gap isn't going away anytime soon, in fact it's only growing.  New roles centered around data and hybrid are changing what used to be the typical IT career.

The importance of soft skills is 'hot':  the ability to problem solve, remain adaptable and use time management wisely can boost your profile.  

What's cooling off?  Dev and Ops being in separate roles as infrastructure and application development teams no longer function apart from each other.  The Dev and Ops combination is the result of a business' need to be lean and agile in today's economy.  

Find out what other jobs are hot and what skills you can use to your advantage.  Get in tune with what jobs and skills are trending downward so you can be prepared.