The world of technology is transforming and happening at a pace which we have not experienced in the past and this will keep evolving like this. Implementation of new technology and gadgets is moving out from a drawing board stage to being practiced by organisations across the world. As more and more companies undertake the process of digital transformation to offer tech-enabled products or services and to reach as many customers, IT roles and skills are undergoing radical shifts, something which we are already observing. This transforming and evolving of technology affect the tech jobs as we move into 2018 and beyond.
IT roles are in demand and started to shift towards including positions focused on advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and the Internet of Things along with exciting positions within cybersecurity, cloud computing and network technology, these are the modern generation tech stuff. while studying these, we have identified the following as some of the key job roles companies require as they transform their businesses and processes for the future:
With the high usage of Internet, there is a gradual progress in the risk involved as well. Personal security will be at stake, and cybersecurity experts will be in high demand. This individual will manage risk for organisations through use of relevant tools and techniques to gather vital end-point and network host data with the goal of identifying vulnerabilities and to prevent internet from all kind of threats and malice.
This role will encompass coordinating between cloud and traditional networking resources to make businesses communicate efficiently and effectively. They will need to know how to map technical network elements for examples like a router, an edge device, a micro data center to a company’s business needs so that the workforce can easily communicate their ideas and implement it faster.
Vulnerability Assessment Manager
The role of a penetration tester has reached to some next level. Today’s pen tester does more than hack a server or uses fancy security tools and only few can afford them. He takes a responsible approach and conducts strong, comprehensive tests to identify and correct unacceptable risks and removes all the irrelevant stuff from the system in no time.
Technical Support Specialist
There were times when the help desk professional fixed Personal Computers. The world needs more tech support specialists than ever before: today’s tech support engineer helps manage increasingly complex issues involving data management, authentication, and network troubleshooting. These specialist are so much in demand and also charge a high price.
Machine Learning Engineer
Machine learning uses sophisticated programming such as R and Python to develop AI machines and systems that can learn and apply knowledge to perform tasks with simple language and avoid complex details. These professionals will also work with complex datasets and algorithms to convert machines to intelligent machines.
Businesses are investing more heavily in their networks as Internet of Thing is fast becoming critical to manufacture tech-enabled products. A growing number of ‘things’ need to be connected in an efficient way, and that’s going to be a major driver of demand there to use the system software easily. In the coming years, network analysts will combine their technical skill set with an understanding of how to apply it to provide real-time trending information on network traffic, and what those insights means for the business and how much that insight will help them.
Almost all kind of businesses are mobbing their on-premises systems to cloud and are choosing a hybrid approach, with multiple vendors to secure their data. In the coming years, cloud engineers will need to create solutions which are mix of multiple technologies and can be easily used. Gone are the days when an Amazon engineer only worked on AWS or Microsoft engineers only knowing Azure. With the growing needs of the customer and changing technology, engineers will need to adapt their knowledge, learning and skills to prepare for the future.