Rachel Premack, Businessinsider 27 Nov 2018 Viewed 116 Times Viewed by 76 people

Information technology jobs are projected to be among the fastest growing through 2024.


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IT jobs are among the fastest-growing for the next decade, according to a 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics report. A report from IT and networking company Cisco and market intelligence firm IDC highlighted just which positions are growing the fastest.

According to hiring managers skills in cybersecurity, cloud, data analytics, Internet of Things, and converged infrastructure are of the highest-value but there is a shortage of such skilled professionals.

"Digital transformation is driving the industry and creating demand for new roles," said Cushing Anderson, IDC program vice president, in a press release. "The economic opportunities are huge for individuals looking to further their IT careers - or begin them."

More than five million jobs in information technology are expected to be added globally by 2027, according to the report.

Here are 13 positions with the best growth potential. Each metric is rated on a five-point scale: very low, low, medium, high, and very high.

Web Developer

Future importance: Medium
Hiring difficulty: High
Long-term growth: Medium
Median income: $58,171

Mobile App Development

Future importance: Medium
Hiring difficulty: High
Long-term growth: Medium
Median income: $71,900

Change Management

Future importance: Medium
Hiring difficulty: Very low
Long-term growth: High
Median income: $95,096


Business Intelligence Analyst

Future importance: Medium
Hiring difficulty: Very low
Long-term growth: High
Median income: $66,208


Transformation Consultant

Future importance: Medium
Hiring difficulty: Very low
Long-term growth: Medium
Median income: $95,714


Data Engineer

Future importance: Medium
Hiring difficulty: High
Long-term growth: High
Median income: $90,436


Machine Learning Designer, Developer, or Engineer

Future importance:High
Hiring difficulty :Very low
Long-term growth: High
Median income: $110,899


Software Developer/Engineer

Future importance: High
Hiring difficulty: Very low
Long-term growth: Medium
Median income: $82,240


Business Intelligence Architect or Developer

Future importance: High
Hiring difficulty: High
Long-term growth: High
Median income: $108,475


IoT Designer, Developer, or Engineer

Future importance: High
Hiring difficulty: Very low
Long-term growth: High
Median income: $95,800


Cyber Security Engineer or Analyst

Future importance: High
Hiring difficulty: Very low
Long-term growth: High
Median income: $74,360


Network Engineer or Architect

Future importance: High
Hiring difficulty: Very low
Long-term growth: Low
Median income: $84,175


Security Management Specialist

Future importance: Very high
Hiring difficulty: Very low
Long-term growth: High
Median income: $70,043



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