Say you are curious about the opportunities in the Tech space and how you can take advantage of them to build a career for yourself. Each day, we have new ideas and innovations that require certain skills and human resources for execution.
The high demand for certain skills has brought about new job opportunities and created an avenue for youths to learn new skills, especially in our growing tech age.
If you are interested in learning and growing skills especially in tech, here are some top tech roles/skills with a high demand you should consider building a career in:
1. Product Management
With so many AI, ML, cloud, and automation projects running in a tech company, there is a need for someone to manage and lead all these activities. According to Udacity’s Fastest Growing Jobs in Tech report, the need for qualified product managers is increasingly high with a projected growth of 10% year-over-year.
If you enjoy putting the pieces of a whole together and bringing products to life, then being a Product Manager is something you would enjoy doing.
2. AI & ML Engineering
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have become two very hot buzzwords synonymous with innovation. Today, AI and ML are used in a vast number of services, automation, and tools.
According to the LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report, hiring growth for the role of AI & ML Specialists has increased by 74% annually in the last 4 years. Improving your knowledge in TensorFlow, Python, Java, R, and Natural Language Processing is a good start to getting hired as an AI or ML specialist.
3. Full-Stack Development
As the line between the “front end” versus “back end” increasingly blurs, more developers are becoming “full-stack” and hiring growth at 35%. yearly — 2020 Emerging Jobs Report
As a full-stack developer, you will be working on both the front and back ends of a website or application. So, imagine you being the full package that ensures all the components of a site functionally come together.
4. DevOps Engineering
DevOps’ engineers can easily transition from an IT-based company to a business application company, making it a versatile role to grow your Tech skills in.
DevOps Engineering has become the first line of defence protecting the cloud against hackers and viruses; dealing with code and building secure software from the start. According to the 2020 Tech Salary Report, DevOps expertise is growing quickly based on Google Trends in hiring demands.
5. UI/UX Design
Developing your skills in user interface design is a great way to get into tech even if you are not interested in coding. As Design becomes more critical to brand differentiation, UI/UX professionals are in demand as much as software engineers, according to an Adobe survey of hiring managers.
As a beginner or intermediate UI/UX designer, you will need to have some applied skills in Wireframing, Prototyping, Research Architecture, Visual Communications. You can start with taking courses on Coursera and registering for Bootcamps, Workshops for more practical know-how.
6. Big Data Engineering
Unlocking the value of data for organisations to be able to make impactful business decisions is why it will continue to grow by 50% year-over-year according to the Global Markets Report for Big Data.
Big data will become more accessible globally as demands for more Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Data Engineers, Data scientists will continue to emerge.
7. Cyber Security
Cyber threats put businesses at risk, and every business wants to be more secure. 6 out of 15 top-paying IT certifications focus on security, so learning IT security is definitely important if you’re an IT professional.
Also, with the growing number of cloud services we have today, cybersecurity experts’ skills will be in high demand.
If you are an IT Specialist and you are considering being a cybersecurity expert, you will need to learn and have knowledge in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Network Security, Vulnerability Assessment, and Programming Languages.
Developing your skills in any tech career of interest will maximize your chances of getting hired, building your career, and increasing your potential value gradually. Visit our career page on our website to see available roles you may fit in.