The Information Technology (IT) industry continues to experience high employment rates, larger salaries, and an overall bigger demand for developers. Jobs are changing, some of them fading out of demand, but there is an increasing number emerging within the industry.
Let’s look at 10 IT careers that job seekers can expect to be available in the future:
- Data Scientist
Focused on machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other engines, data scientists work with data of all kinds. This job is at the top of popular careers in the IT industry and has a high satisfaction rating. Data scientists typically make a little over $100,000 a year.
- Software Developer
Software developers do many things such as coding, programming, problem-solve, and utilize excellent collaboration skills. The evolution of technology is in constant need for this career—the future of the IT industry being no different. The average salary is around $103,000.
- Web Developer
Similar to software developers, web developers will continue to be necessary. They develop websites that are fast, efficient, and attractive. This is a highly collaborative career, generating a median annual salary of $70,000.
- IT Manager
Holding a management position in the IT industry is a popular career that is likely to grow in demand. IT managers tend to work with cybersecurity, development plans, and other technical tasks. The salary ranges from $120,000 to $140,000 per year.
- Information Security Analyst
As the name suggests, these analysts handle data security. They utilize programs and security tools to ensure data is protected. With security being a concern as technology advances, this career won’t stop being essential. Information security analysts typically earn around $100,000 a year, but they can earn more.
- Java Developer
Java developers work with programming languages, primarily Java. Since it’s one of the most widely used development tools, Java developers are always needed to create applications that often involve client-servers. Senior developers, which typically have over 5 years of experience, can easily make over $100,000 a year.
- Cloud Architect
As more users use the Cloud to upload and share photos, videos, and more, Cloud architects find themselves in demand. They can work on different Cloud platforms, though their tasks stay relatively the same. This particular career is near the top of this list in how much money Cloud architects make—around $130,000 annually.
- DevOps Engineer
Short for Development and Operations, DevOps engineers serve as liaisons between the development and operation sections of development. This means they work with various smaller teams to ensure application development is completed. Although the average salary is $100,000, the IT industry predicts that number will rise.
- Operations Research Analyst
Statistics and predictive models are this job’s focus, as well as business efficiency. Private and public companies use operations research analysts. These can be in the finance and insurance industries or even the Department of Defense. The middle salary for this career is $80,000 per year.
- Solutions Architect
Solutions architects are experts in communication and problem-solving. They use their technical skills, generally handling some of the toughest tasks in the IT industry. Currently one of the most in-demand careers, solutions architects earn around $110,000 a year.