As organizations across industries compete to find candidates to serve in the crucial and technologically savvy roles of application developer, systems administrator, security engineer, cloud engineer, and other positions, the 2020 job market is yours for the taking. Here are 3 of our picks for the tech jobs that will lead the way in 2020 and help you find the right job and take the reins on your future.
The demand for software developer jobs is also rising, in both application and system developers, as there is a growing need for computer software. System developers will benefit from the increased number of products that use software and which are built into consumer electronics. However, “software developer” is an extremely vague term, especially given how many companies want a very high degree of specialization. It’s not just about the title—it’s about the skills. Depending on the company and task, for example, a software developer could end up doing anything from building iOS apps to figuring out machine-learning algorithms to squishing the latest bugs. What do employers want these developers/engineers (and architects, and administrators, and programmers…) to do? According to Burning Glass:
- SQL Server
- Python Programming
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence analysts need experience in database technology, analytics and reporting tools. Businesses typically look for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or engineering. It’s a role with growing importance as businesses pivot from harvesting to making sense of data. As a whole, demand for individuals in business analytics roles is increasing due to the impact big data has on the global economy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts job growth for business intelligence analysts is expected to ranges from 5 percent to 9 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Cybersecurity is not going anywhere as we enter a new decade, but continues to grow at a rate quicker than companies can find qualified individuals for. Everyday we hear about the latest data breach, so its no surprise cybersecurity experts are in high demand. According to U.S. Department of Labor the rate of growth in this area is projected at 32% from 2018 to 2028 in the USA, which is much faster than the projected growth for other occupations. Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.
To qualify for any IT positions, employers look at experience and certifications. To help you along the way, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide featuring the top 20 career training certifications for the upcoming year. In addition to getting a preview of what’s up and coming in 2020, you’ll be able to decide which programs would best suit you and help you invest in the right career path.