What are your thoughts on these trends? Are there any techniques or methodologies that seem to be increasing the most?
During your formal education, are you noticing trends among which specializations people are choosing to pursue?
Certainly. There is a big focus now in undergrad in Data Science and Machine Learning, with Cybersecurity coming right behind it.
I think it's generally good because it's also a lot of what is powering the industry right now and field that may have overlooked in the past now get a big boost.
I just hope there aren't too many people out there going for a field just because it's "hot" or because it pays well (rather than actual interest).