Now that we’re a month into the new year, hiring objectives are becoming clearer for most companies. And this year, just like in years preceding, IT needs continue to remain at the forefront. Based off of data gathered from Robert Half Technology’s 2020 IT salary report, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most in-demand IT jobs of 2020. Below, we define each position and provide proof of each jobs demand (by linking to active job postings on our job search page).
Without further ado, here are the most in-demand IT roles of 2020 (listed alphabetically):
From self-driving cars to household smart speakers, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming commonplace in the year 2020. With that being the case, companies are on the market for IT professionals who can help meet the demand for AI-enabled products and services. Enter AI Architects. These professionals create and maintain architecture using leading AI technology frameworks. They plan the implementation of solutions, select the right AI and/or machine learning technologies, and evaluate the evolution of the architecture as the clients’ needs change.
PSCI Related Job Openings: N/A
Business Intelligence Analyst
As businesses continue to generate and harvest more data, professionals who can understand an organization’s unique data needs and then communicate those to stakeholders will be needed. That’s the role of a BI Analyst. These individuals are responsible for analyzing data used by an organization that is used to support its decision-making. They are typically tasked with defining, reporting on, and/or developing new structures for BI in ways that will serve a specific purpose.
PSCI Related Job Openings: BI Developer (not an analyst per se, but BI related)
Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, etc. These are all cloud service providers and we’re seeing an increasing need for these technologies. Cloud architects are professionals who oversee a company’s cloud computing strategy and are the individuals responsible for deploying, managing, and supporting the cloud applications.
PSCI Related Job Openings: Technical Architect
As previously mentioned, companies are generating and harvesting more data than ever before. Due to this, the need for professionals who can help store, sort, and analyze such data persists. These individuals help transfer information on paper into electronic data systems and oversee the entire conversion process, while working closely with clients to ensure all data is accurate and accessible.
PSCI Related Job Openings: Data Specialist
Developers, whether they be web, software, or mobile, are responsible for designing, developing, installing, testing and maintaining software systems. They must be able to understand client requirements and be able to provide recommendations for improving applications to ensure they meet user needs. These positions typically require coding and knowledge of multiple programming languages such as C#, C++, HTML, Java, Microsoft .NET and SQL Server.
DevOps (development and operations) is a set of practices, that combines software development and IT operations, which aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality. The practice aims to promote faster code development with fewer deployment failures. DevOps Engineers manage IT infrastructure, provision resources, oversee software testing, and monitor performance after release.
PSCI Related Job Openings: DevOps/Systems Administrator
Help Desk/Desktop Support
Technical issues do not discriminate. Whether you’re an employee or a customer, everyone at some time has needed the assistance of IT support aka help desk/desktop support. These individuals are customer-facing professionals who provide the customer or end user with information and support related to a company’s products and services.
PSCI Related Job Openings: Help Desk Level 1
A network administrator is an IT expert who manages an organization’s network and maintains computer infrastructures. Responsibilities may vary but on-site servers, software-network interactions and network integrity/resilience are typically the main areas of focus. These individuals are experts at troubleshooting network issues, and they tend to work on call in case of emergencies or failures.
PSCI Related Job Openings: Jr. Network Administrator
Due to the IoT and the interconnectivity of seemingly every device, security professionals have never been in greater demand. These individuals, whose focus may lie in data, information, systems, network, or cloud, ensure that enterprise IT initiatives remain safe from potential threats inside and outside the organization. They’re tasked with compliance regulations and the overall security of a business’s hardware, software, and networks.
PSCI Related Job Openings: N/A
Also commonly referred to as a sysadmin, this individual is a person who is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems. When looking to hire this type of IT pro, look for individuals who are experienced with servers, backup and recovery, and installing, patching, and upgrading software. They should also be skilled in troubleshooting and resolving hardware, software, and networking problems.
So, as you can see, we’re already on the market for most of the IT professionals listed above. Meaning our pipeline is full! If you have an active need, or anticipate one, contact PSCI and let our highly trained staff deliver the IT professionals your organization desires.