2What Are the Hot Job Categories?
Mondo conducted its study by analyzing 3,500 job placements over the past year across the U.S. and found that 21 percent of people were hired in the application and software development space, followed by the Web, interactive and e-commerce development category. Security was the third-most-desired job category, followed by DevOps and software-defined networking.
3A Look at Desired Skill Sets Among Tech Hires
Companies are looking for certain skills. According to Mondo, those with analytical, technical and strategic skills are likely to be hired. Companies also seek prospective employees who can think about the business impact of IT and are dynamic and have many interests. A well-rounded individual, in other words, is in high demand.
4The CIO Is Still in High Demand
5Chief Security Officers Are Gaining
6DevOps Can Be a Lucrative Career Option
7Big Data and the Cloud Are Pushing Salaries Higher
8Software Developers Can Still Find Six-Figure Salaries
Although Web developers don’t get the kind of attention they once did, they’re nearly all making six figures. A Drupal developer, for instance, is at the top end of the salary range, making $139,000. And in the mobile space, salaries are soaring, with iOS developers making between $133,000 and $174,000. And for those who have an eye on usable design, becoming a UI/UX designer could net them between $111,000 and $172,000 in annual salary. Image 7: Please use this image:
9Technology Trends Are Driving Hiring IT Job Recruiting
So, what is ultimately driving the changes in salaries and company hiring? The Internet of things is making data intelligence and understanding user actions important. Cloud and mobile computing are creating a need for data experts and developers. Ongoing concerns with security, both on networks and in mobile, have created a massive need for security analysts. Finally, the report shows that cloud-optimized software is becoming increasingly important, driving demand for people in DevOps.
10What Tech Positions Are Most Needed?
In addition to looking at what’s already happened, Mondo examined what tech positions may be in high demand in the coming year. The company discovered that data scientists, UI/UX designers, DevOps engineers, cloud engineers and network security analysts are all in demand. Security analysts in particular are highly sought after by employers.
11A Hard Look at Diversity
Finally, it’s important to look at the current state of employment. The data shows that women hold just over a quarter of all technology positions in the U.S., creating a major issue for companies. According to Mondo, companies that are more diverse are 35 percent more likely to achieve stronger financial results than competitors. The company argues that enhancing diversity in the workplace will not only improve the industry in general, but also help companies succeed.