The Tech industry has been luring people to consider a career switch for many years now. The digital economy offers challenging and exciting career options, enormous sector growth and real terms wage increase over the last 10 years that cannot be matched in any other industry.
Moreover, with the increased reach of the internet of things seemingly integrating into every industry, opportunities for aspiring IT candidates just keep growing.
Going into 2019, vacancies in the IT sector are expected to continue to grow, so perhaps considering a career in IT would be a smart move.
So let’s have a look at Wiser Websites’ prediction for the 5 most in demand tech jobs in 2019:
With big data transforming and personalizing businesses across the globe and the demand for data scientists has skyrocketed. Without data scientists business would not be able to gather and process the data for analysing customer behaviour and finding new marketing opportunities and new routes to profits. As a data scientist one would be dedicated to testing, deciphering and analysing data to determine how it can be used to the business’s advantage.
Data Scientists are the new geeks of the IT industry and can help businesses in identifying problems, creating solutions, and finding new opportunities.
What skills are required to be a data scientist?
Analytical skills, communication, programming languages like Python & Java, as well as a good understanding of applications like Tableau & SQL are imperative for becoming a data scientist.
According to a technology survey from W3 Techs, WordPress now powers 30% of the entire World Wide Web. And it’s worth noting that that figure (30%) relates to the entire Web, regardless of whether a website uses a content management system (CMS) or not.
What skills are needed to become a WordPress Developer?
Obviously a good grounding in WordPress and it’s CMS system, as well as Woo-Commerce (the main e-commerce plugin). On top of this HTML 5 and CSS styling are essential. Other programming languages such as C#, C++ and Python will also set you apart from the competition.
Blockchain is the hot topic in the digital world right now. Acting as the backbone to the security of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, blockchain will transform the digital assets in world financial systems as well as eventually affecting how data is stored worldwide.
The demand for blockchain experts has increased tremendously since bitcoin resurfaced as an investment currency to keep an eye on since its huge growth in 2017 and 2017.
It’s not just the banking and financial sector Though companies like JP Morgan are investing heavily in blockchain technology), various other sectors like politics, the IP industry and even those working in consumer records are also looking for blockchain experts.
What skills are required to become a Block Chain expert?
Cyber Security Administrator
The internet has penetrated almost every aspect of our lives from the personal details we hand out daily to sign up to websites to the electric banking details used for processing transactions , huge amounts of valuable data are floating out there in the cyberspace.
To secure this data and prevent it from getting hacked, erased, misused, and tampered with by cybercriminals is abig task. Data security and cybersecurity administrators are highly demanded by all sizes of enterprises, security administrators secure data and information on the web by authorizing its access. They prevent cyber-attacks by securing systems using firewalls and encryption.
What skills are required to work in cyber security?
Attention to details, complex problem solving, proactive thinking, strong programming skills, mathematical skills as well as unblemished references (your dealing with security after all) are all important to get started as a data or cyber security administrator.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are probably the top IT trend for 2018 and IT recruitment consultants are bombarded with queries about AI engineers. All verticals of businesses are in need, to help create the future infrastructure of systems that can think for themselves and adapt and operate automatically. Businesses are constantly looking for AI Engineers who can come up with more evolved machine learning and better methods for connecting the smart world of connected devices.
What skills are required to become an AI engineer?
Programming languages like Python, C#, C++, and other frameworks are a good start. You will also need a good grasp of writing queries for AI machines such as IBM’s ‘Watson’ or Google’s AI platform.