6 of the Highest In-Demand Tech Jobs for 2018

6 of the Highest In-Demand Tech Jobs for 2018

Companies are scrambling to adapt to today’s modern workforce and they will be pulling out the stops to find the best talent in 2018. If you are looking to change careers or currently work in one of the positions mentioned in this blog, it is a good idea to start preparing yourself now for the most in-demand tech jobs of 2018. If you do not have experience, this is a great list to see what you should be taking classes for.

1. Business intelligence analyst

Business intelligence analysts require experience in database technology, analytics, and reporting tools. Typically, candidates will have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or engineering.

It also helps to understand the business’ data so they will be able to communicate the needs of the business to the company stakeholders. This role is growing in importance as business needs frequently pivot to relying on harvesting and making sense of data.

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience with database queries
  • Stored procedure writing
  • Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
  • Data cube technology
  • Strong written and verbal skills

2. Data scientist

Data scientists help gather, process, and analyze data. They are skilled communicators to understand the findings well enough to offer recommendations to others in the business.

Skills and experience required:

  • Programming languages (specifically Python or Java)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Masters or Ph.D

3. Database developer

Database developers demonstrate analytical and problem-solving abilities that will be in high demand in 2018. They are responsible for developing and managing enterprise databases. 

Skills and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or database experience
  • Skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or IBM DB2
  • Certifications for Microsoft Certified Database Administrator or Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional

4. Network administrator

Network administrators handle LAN/WAN protocol, software, and hardware. They spend time troubleshooting and typically need to be on call just like any firefighter would be in case of an emergency. Your network needs will help you determine the required experience from your job candidates.

Skills and experience required:

  • Troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Analytic and diagnostic skills
  • On-call availability
  • A bachelor’s degree or five-plus years of related work experience
  • Professional certifications

5. Data security administrator

Data security admin are responsible for handling large amounts of data and that requires a dedication to security to protect your business, employees, clients, and customers. Data security admins are responsible for defining network security requirements, ensuring all security measures are up to date, monitoring company-wide security practices and implementing security strategies.

Skills and experience required:

  • Critical thinking and complex problem solving
  • Innovative and proactive thinking
  • Desire for continuing education and learning new skills
  • Strong programming, mathematics, and engineering skills
  • Bachelor’s degree, certifications, and background in computer science

6. System administrator

System administrators should demonstrate strong problem-solving, communication and analytical skills. System admins also need a strong technical understanding of the company’s specific hardware and software. The required skills for your system admin will depend largely on the services provided by the company. A system admin must understand the hardware and software you rely on.

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience with servers, backup, recovery, installing, patching and upgrading software
  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving hardware, software and networking problems
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, associate’s degree or technical training certificate
  • Certifications include Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA).

Good luck in 2018 and we hope the right company hires you for your job title mentioned above!

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