Are you pursuing a career in IT this year? You might be on the right track. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in last 2016, jobs in the information technology sector are projected to be the fastest growing through 2024. In fact, this is the top 5 of hot jobs in IT that we have compiled from several sources. 

 

Data Analyst

A data analyst can play a role in many teams, thus you may find different types of it in the field, such as operations analysts, marketing analysts, or financial analysts. A data analyst is a generalist who takes and uses data to help the company make better business decisions. This includes figuring out issues that cost a lot of money and solve them, and price new products for the market. To be qualified in this position, a candidate must at least held a bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, computer science, or related field of study. This field is projected to grow by 19% in the next 10 years.

Average Data Analyst salary per year: $58,866*

 

Data Scientist

According to Techopedia, the long-term growth of a data scientist is projected around 11 percent. This profession is closely related to the data analyst, but requires additional knowledge in fields, such as advanced programming and machine learning. A data scientist converts a big pile of data to mine and understands complex behaviors, trends, and interferences. They investigate leads and try to understand pattern or characteristics within the data. Therefore, a data scientist needs to have analytical creativity.

To be successful as a data scientist, a candidate should own a set of skills in mathematics, hacking, and strong business acumen.

Average Data Scientist salary per year: $91,665*

 

Mobile Applications Developer

Applications that you regularly use in your smartphone are the masterpiece of a mobile application developer. Thanks to them, mobile activities become possible and easier. A mobile application developer primarily creates, maintains, and implements the source code to develop mobile apps and programs for Android and iOS users. Depending on the type of company she/he’s working in, a mobile app developer may work based on one company or different clients’ need.

Basically, the most important skill to possess is in-depth knowledge of programming languages, such as C++, Java, HTML, MySQL, PHP, and Objective-C. Aside from that, they must possess knowledge of how different mobile platforms work, from smartphone to tablet. Besides, they should be exceptionally adept at the use of operating systems including Windows and Mac.

According to CNNMoney, this profession is projected to grow by 19% in the next 10 years. If you’re interested to pursue a career as a mobile application developer in 2019, you would better be ready to polish additional skills. According to an article in MobileApp Daily, this referring to advanced skill in UI/UX and knowledge of cybersecurity.

Average Mobile Applications Developer salary per year: $71,765*

 

Cyber Security Analyst

Nowadays, cyber attacks and cybersecurity threats are inevitable. Cybersecurity is vital to preserve the company’s data and prevent any loss. For this reason, a cybersecurity analyst (also called information security analyst) must plan and carry out security measures to protect a company’s computer networks and systems.

This profession’s growth is among the highest at 28.5% for the next 10 years. Their job involves in installing software and encryption, reporting weak spots and breaches, researching IT trends, and education the company on security. They may initiate security attacks simulation to find potential vulnerabilities. A cybersecurity analyst will constantly use new tools and strategies so they need to stay informed about new tools to build a strong defense.

Average Cyber Security Analyst salary per year: $76,258*

 

Computer System Analyst

For the computer system analyst position, around 21% growth has been predicted in the next 10 years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a computer system analyst (also called system architect) study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design solutions to help the organization operate more effectively and effectively. 

There are 3 types of computer system analyst:

  1. a system designer/architect who finds a technical solution that matches a company’s long-term goals;
  2. a software quality assurance (QA) analyst who tests and diagnoses problems in computer systems;
  3. a programmer analyst who develops and writes code for software that meets their employer’s/client’s needs.

Regardless of which type of computer system analyst, a candidate should meet relevant backgrounds. A candidate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field will most likely be needed to work in this occupation. On the other hand, the computer system analyst integrates business and technology to solve the company’s/client’s problem. So, some employers may prefer to hire candidates with a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in computer systems.

Average Computer System Analyst salary per year: $67,476*

 

So, what do you think? Do you agree with our compilation? Start projecting your next career and make this year to grow better. If you’re aspiring to explore a career in Indonesia or 5 other ASEAN countries, check our vacancies.

 

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*) According to Payscale, in the U.S. only.

 

 

References:

https://www.techopedia.com/8-hot-jobs-in-information-systems-and-what-you-need-to-know-to-get-them/2/33611
https://datajobs.com/what-is-data-science
https://www.businessinsider.sg/it-jobs-information-technology-2018-5/?r=US&IR=T
https://www.valuecolleges.com/resources/job-description-mobile-developer/  
https://www.mobileappdaily.com/successful-mobile-app-developer-skills
https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/technology/blog/becoming-cyber-security-analyst/

AUTHOR: Rizky Anggara
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