Seven of the Most In-Demand IT Jobs in today’s World

As the world continues to evolve towards a complete digital economy, the future of all businesses (and every industry, at large) rests on one key factor, the successful digitization of relevant processes.

But how that is realized depends on the law agencies creating an enabling environment where technological innovations are able to thrive, and even more importantly, the availability of skilled professionals to maintain and drive the adoption of those innovations in a business setting.

Thus, in the foreseeable future, a key element of success in any company would be its ability to attract and retain highly talented individuals in the Tech and IT sector. That, on the other hand, creates a growing demand that makes the space green with opportunities for job seekers and career individuals seeking to make a change.

From cloud experts to network security specialists (and many other IT-related roles), lots of companies are on the steady lookout for capable hands to sit at the helm of these all-important aspects in their day-to-day running.

The situation becomes even more complex, as one considers the incredible speed at which technological advancements grow.

That said, here are currently the 7 top IT skills, most sought-after by companies.

1. Digital Security Experts

With cybercrime as one of the biggest threats most businesses face today, lots of companies commit to investing heavily in keeping their processes secured.

The urgency of the situation is further driven by the fact that hackers are always upgrading their methods and techniques, so as to stay ahead of existing defense mechanisms.

As a result, there is a constant demand for security professionals with specialty in Cloud Security, Network Protection, Business Continuity, Data Protection, etc., who are able to out-box these hackers, by building and maintaining security systems at scale.

Cyber-security especially, sits at the top of occupations under this category, with an astonishing annual growth rate of 31% according to a statistical analysis by the U.S Bureau of Labor.

2. System Administrators

Despite their supremacy to traditional methods, digital systems are not altogether perfect. There would be cases of network failures, software errors, hardware breakdowns and even attempted (but likely unsuccessful) attacks.

Hence, skillful individuals are always needed to fill administrator positions such as:

A network Administrator to keep networks secured and running.

Database Administrator to make data accessible to th staffs while also implementing data security measures.

Desktop Support Officers to offer first level resolutions in cases of software and hardware related issues.

Of these, the most difficult to find are network and database administrators. However, with the recent migration of most businesses to cloud technology, Cloud Systems Administrator professionals are expected to be on high-demand in the near-term.

3. Data Analysts

Often touted to be the most sexiest job of the 21st century, not necessarily because lots of individuals feels attracted to it. Infact, many data science enthusiasts find the learning curve way too high to climb, resulting in a significant shortage of talents in the field.

Even the existing practitioners often see themselves out-paced by the continuous renovations of established methods and techniques they are already conversant with.

Thus, the demand for data scientists is on a steady increase. It follows the trend where more and more businesses are being convinced of the strategic impact of a data-driven approach for decision making.

4. Software Programmer/Developer

This represents one of the long-standing IT jobs, with an ever-increasing relevance across several industries in the world today.

As businesses try to outperform each other through unique propositions inspired by technology, software development skills would always be required to turn those business aspirations into viable products.

Also, programmers are expected to play a major role in the present and future implementation of recent technological breakthroughs in cloud systems and automation.

5. System Analyst

System analyst, as an IT position, resulted out of necessity.

For example, the majority of cases where the failure of an IT infrastructure is reported, usually come down to engineering mistakes that went undetected during the setup process.

Such events are often costly to fix, especially in the case of a cloud-based system.

Thus, business owners are always looking to recruit professionals, well-skilled to identify such “hidden” issues while fixing them proactively before a damage is caused.

6. Cloud Architect

As many companies are beginning to give special consideration for speed and scalability, there is a constant demand for IT professionals with a proven experience in deploying cloud applications on state-of-the-art platforms such as Amazon Web Services.

Filling such a role often requires a unique combination of broad skill sets, ranging from networking, programming, data security and proficiency working with several operating systems.

However, finding suitable candidates to take on such functions is very difficult. It’s even harder searching for specialists in this field.

7. Mobile Applications Developer

Movie applications allow businesses to be more customer-centric in their approach. That fact combined with the widespread use of mobile devices, present software developers with unlimited career opportunities within this niche.

Particularly sought-out-for are the full-stack developers who are able to create and design mobile software with a sleek user interface across multiple device types.

Wrapping up…

It’s an undeniable truth that in the modern world, any organization seriously aiming for success, must move away from traditional ways of doing things.

Therefore, companies must embrace the application of digital solutions as they strive to build a formidable workforce, aligned to their business goals and purpose.

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