The Fastest Growing IT Jobs in 2016 and Beyond

While other areas of the economy are experiencing sluggish job growth, the IT sector is flourishing. Talented and qualified tech professionals are in a position to write their own ticket in today’s hiring landscape where new jobs far outpace qualified job seekers hunting for positions. Whether you are looking to make a change, or you’re just interested in seeing where the tides have shifted, these are five of the fastest growing IT jobs to keep an eye on.

  1. Cybersecurity Analysts

The cybersecurity market is predicted to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data analyzed by Peninsula Press out of Stanford University shows that over 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the US currently sit unfilled, and job postings for cybersecurity professionals have risen 74 percent since 2010.

  1. Web Developers

As mobile connectivity continues to expand and e-commerce continues to rise, jobs for web developers will increase. According to the BLS, web development will grow 27 percent through 2024.  As the field grows and competition continues to remain steep, salaries will continue to climb. According to Payscale, the current national median salary for front-end developers is $67,000 on average, but varies between $42,000-$108,000.

  1. Software Developers

The BLS predicts that software development employment will grow 17 percent through 2024, despite the impact that offshoring has had on the field in recent years. The increase in job growth can be credited to the expansion of healthcare IT and mobile.

  1. Systems Analysts

Ranked as one of the Best Jobs in America in 2015, systems analyst are in high demand and  employment is expected to grow 21 percent through 2024.  New job creation will be a result of increased expansions of cloud computing, mobile, and wireless as well as increased demand from the healthcare IT sector.

  1. Computer User Support Specialists

Help desk and support employment is expected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, as businesses rely more and more on technology for jobs at every level. According to a service desk benchmarking survey sponsored by LANDESK, growth in service support jobs is a result of an increase in IT spend and adoption across the board and the expansion of BYOD policies.

If you are an IT professional looking to learn more about the future of the IT industry, partner with the tech recruiting experts at Talon today.




Similar Posts