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Getting Into IT: Top In-demand Professions

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It’s no secret that the tech industry is booming even during the pandemic due to the shift to remote jobs, seismic changes in the economy, and an increasingly digital world. The boom is expected to continue as the need for technological solutions grows. Contrary to what many people think, except for positions that require the implementation of solutions at a high level, most IT jobs do not require extensive education. This article focuses on the top 5 IT positions for which demand will continue to increase on remote job platforms like EPAM Anywhere.

Cloud architect

The primary role of a cloud architect is to oversee a company’s cloud computing strategy. They are tasked with deploying, managing, and supporting cloud applications. These professionals usually have a strong understanding of several operating systems as well as programming, security, and networking skills. Companies typically look for people with knowledge of cloud services like Amazon Web Services and experience with automation, vendor management, I&O, and ITSM. The position requirements include:

  • Experience scaling cloud applications
  • Understanding the performance, architecture, and cost of cloud systems
  • Collaboration and communication skills
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art cloud architecture principles and technologies

Security Professional (network, systems, information, cloud, data)

Network, systems, information, cloud, and data security professionals are in demand as companies and businesses increasingly rely on massive amounts of data for daily business operations. These experts are tasked with ensuring that all aspects of business IT remain safe from threats both within and outside the company. They keep on top of industry security developments and trends as well as  compliance obligations to ensure that the company’s networks, software, and hardware remain secure. Position requirements include:

  • Knowledge of compliance laws and regulations for the industry
  • Experience with security systems and documenting failures and other incidents
  • Ability to manage security audits, vulnerabilities, and threats
  • Communication and implementation of security procedures and policies

Programmer analyst

A programmer analyst designs, codes, and tests new programs and provides detailed documentation of the process using diagrams and flowcharts. These IT experts design based on the client’s needs and determine how much a program will cost to develop while working hand in hand with the project managers. They are also tasked with debugging and troubleshooting application programs and information systems. Companies often look for individuals with experience as computer programmers and systems analysts because the role demands a combination of the two. Requirements include:

  • Experience in programming
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to work with vendors and departments
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS, IT, or relevant field
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, .NET, Java, and JavaScript

Mobile applications developer

Mobile applications are becoming increasingly popular in the modern business world. Successfully developing them requires hands-on experience and knowledge of the various available platforms and how the applications will work on iOS, Windows, Android, and other operating systems. A mobile application developer must have extensive experience in UX design, programming, debugging and troubleshooting programs, and development. These experts need to be able to design mobile apps with a user-friendly interface, and collaborate across departments to design, test, release, and support mobile apps. Requirements include:

  • Knowledge of iOS, Android, HTML, JavaScript, XML, Android Objective
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or relevant field
  • Some experience in mobile development
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

Help desk and desktop support experts

The help desk is a crucial part of running an effective customer-facing business. Help desk professionals are the first point of contact for troubleshooting and customer service and must have the right combination of soft and technical skills. The job requirements and description can vary significantly based on the business, but the role of a help desk professional can be divided into three tiers:

Tier 1: Entry-level position that requires less than two years of experience, an associate degree, or coursework at a technical institution.

Tier 2: Roles that require two or four years of experience, two-year or a bachelor’s degree, and relevant working experience

Tier 3:

  • Over four years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Professional certifications

These are currently the most in-demand technology positions and are expected to remain in high demand. Meet the qualifications and you can look forward to competitive salaries, amazing perks, and unmatched job satisfaction.

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