Jobs of the Future in the IT Industry

IT Job Market

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide IT spending reached $4.05 trillion in 2020, with 55.3 million full-time employees working in the ICT sector.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning Engineer

  • Running machine learning tests and experiments and deploying them.
  • Coordinating with the data science team, robotics team, and the electric engineering team.
  • Converting machine learning models into APIs so that other applications will be able to access them easily.

Data Scientist

Security Engineer

  1. 88% of organizations worldwide experienced spear-phishing attempts (a method that solicits the disclosure of personal information — such as passwords, credit card, insurance, and bank account numbers — by sending fake emails or redirecting you to fake websites) in 2019.
  2. 68% of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing.
  3. On average, only 5% of companies’ folders are properly protected.
  4. Data breaches exposed 36 billion records in the first half of 2020.
  5. 45% of breaches featured hacking, 17% involved malware and 22% involved phishing.

Software Developer

Summary

While the overall trends show that the 4 jobs described above will be popular in the labor market in the future, there are a few things to keep in mind. Not all components of IT sectors will increase, some IT roles will decline. For instance, the need for those who still know older programming languages such as COBOL and C is likely to fall steeply, as companies migrate legacy systems to the cloud, aided increasingly by automation and machine learning. Current specialists should then maintain a constant state of learning and self-improvement to remain competitive and employable. Additionally, the IT industry is very broad, so the fact that a given profession is not included in this article does not mean that it is not prospective. Lastly, the predictions are…only predictions, it is important to monitor the market and draw conclusions based on multiple sources.

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Aga Babicz

Aga Babicz

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Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing