3 Tech Hiring Trends for 2016

June 10th, 2016

Big Data
Companies are collecting massive amounts of data, but many are strapped for resources when it comes time to organize data in a practical way. In addition to creating new jobs, data is becoming a necessary skill for those working in information technology. In 2015, the demand for big data skills increased over 70-percent for IT project managers and just under 50-percent for computer systems analysts. Many growing small-mid sized organizations have adopted more advanced technologies in the last few years so as to stay competitive in their markets. As such there is a growing ever need for positions such as data analysts to build and process large data sets.

Cloud
Whether its iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox, You can’t fire up a new device without being prompted to opt into some form of cloud storage.  It makes sense that with the rise of mobile devices, we all want to access our content seamlessly across devices, be it personal or for work. With ever growing servers of cloud storage, the need for more data analysts and security professionals also rises.
In an Forbes article on the future of cloud computing jobs, journalist Louis Columbus says “There are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing today with 384,478 in IT alone”. As cloud continues to move into the enterprise, there will be an even greater demand for workers skilled in cloud computing as well as cloud security. It makes sense that with the rise of mobile devices, we all want to access our content seamlessly across devices, be it personal or for work.

UI Engineers
Front-end development is just as important as back-end, and companies need user interface engineers who can help create intuitive and consumer focused mobile and Web applications. Whether it’s for enterprise or consumer facing apps, UI engineers are tasked with providing a seamless experience for the consumer. UI engineers will become increasing more necessary as more companies move to create software and mobile apps. Any company working with a digital product needs a UI engineer at some point in the design process of a project. As such, there is always a demand for UI Engineers to fill their roles in a continually growing tech industry.

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