1Security Specialists, Network Engineers Top List of ‘Hottest’ IT Jobs
As the enterprise changes, so too will the jobs, according to a newly released study from IDC and Cisco, which examined nearly 2 million IT job postings to find the positions that both have longevity and can offer the best long-term growth opportunities. The study shows that security professionals and network engineers are in high demand and those who are staying ahead of the curve on increasingly important technologies such as the internet of things and machine learning have a leg up. The following slide show sheds light on the IT positions that will be most important in the future and how difficult it is to get those jobs. Check out this guide to the hottest IT jobs for those looking to enter the IT space or are looking for a change in the space.
2Security Management Specialist
Those looking for an IT position with the best job prospects should look no further than the security management specialist. According to the study, those positions are considered “very high” in importance and candidates have no difficulty getting a job. Best of all, there’s a high probability of long-term growth, according to IDC and Cisco.
4Cyber Information Security Engineer
5Internet of Things Engineer
6Business Intelligence Architect
Business intelligence architects have high long-term growth opportunities because business intelligence will be so important in the future enterprise. In fact, business intelligence architects are believed to be of “high importance” looking ahead. But unlike many of the other jobs in this roundup, landing a job as a business intelligence architect is “difficult,” according to the companies.
Software developers have always been among the most sought-after specialties. According to IDC and Cisco, software developers will be very highly sought-after in the coming years and getting a job as a developer won’t be difficult. The companies cautioned, however, that software developers only have “moderate” long-term growth potential.
8Machine Learning Designer
Getting into the machine learning business is considered “not difficult,” due in large part to the position’s “high” importance to the future of corporate activities. Best of all, IDC and Cisco revealed that the long-term growth potential of machine learning designers is “very high,” putting it ahead of all other positions in that metric.
Data engineers are in the second tier of positions, falling within the “medium” importance level for the future of business. However, the long-term growth opportunities for the position are high. Be aware, however, that data engineering positions are highly competitive and getting a position can be “difficult.”
11Business Intelligence Analyst
Looking ahead, IDC and Cisco believe that business intelligence analysts will be of middling importance to companies. However, the jobs will not be difficult to get, according to the report, and its long-term growth potential will be high.