Contrary to the common assumption that IT is only focused on maintaining steady-state and “keeping the lights on,” today’s IT organizations understand the importance of digital innovation to ensure business survival and success. However, executing on a digital strategy often means acquiring new skill sets and capabilities.
Large enterprise IT organizations struggle with offering opportunities to learn new skills and technologies. In addition, attracting and hiring new talent is harder today than it was just 5 years ago, due to the number of unique opportunities available offering exciting careers and fun work environments. Topping that are roles that didn’t exist a few years back, and the supply/talent there hasn’t caught up with the demand.
To give some context for the changing digital job landscape, TechRepublic states the 10 most in-demand tech jobs of 2019 are the following:
- Cybersecurity Engineer
- AI/Machine Learning Engineer
- Full Stack Developer
- Data Scientist
- Python Developer
- Java Developer
- Cloud Engineer
- Scrum Master
- DevOps Engineer
You can add some IT specialties (and probably many more) to that list: Blockchain, virtual/augmented reality, and 3D printing.
Read the full article at InformationWeek.com