Demand for Tech Professionals

If you haven’t heard there is a high need for people in tech jobs right now. The world in which we live is quickly evolving and if there is one major factor for this, it is technology. Technology advances daily and companies are simply trying to keep up. It is so pervasive in terms of how work is conducted that most job require some technical skills. Having strong IT skills on your resume that indicate computing proficiency, project management, and data analysis can get you a shortlist in any industry.

Given the rapid pace of technological advancement, there continues to be a high demand across all industries for specialty skills in areas such as artificial intelligence, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, Data Science, and more. 

 According to an Indeed article the five IT jobs in highest demand are as follows:

  1. Web designer (UI/UX)
  2. Network administrator
  3. Data analyst
  4. Web developer
  5. Computer systems analyst

Research conducted by Gartner group concludes that IT is more essential than ever, requiring new employees to be cross-disciplined and have both hard and soft skills.  They predict that IT project-centric roles, such as business analysts and project managers, will be in decline over the next few years as the shift towards business/customer-centric initiatives will continue to drive the need for enterprise architects, data architects, DevOps engineers, product architects, UX specialists, and product managers.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that all computer and information technology jobs are expected to collectively grow by 11% from 2019 to 2029. This is an incredibly high number. In these types of roles, there is so much room for flexibility as it relates to the location of work. Many of these roles have the potential to be done from home or anywhere really. So, if you want a job that is in demand and gives you the freedom to work wherever you please, get into tech.