Digital Transformation is changing operations and value across industries. This means the professionals who implement these changes are more important than ever. The roles integral to creating, safely managing, and analyzing these systems are in high demand. These are the Top 3 sought-after IT roles for 2022.
1. Solutions Architects and Solution Engineers
With an increase in remote working strategies, as well as advances in technology changing how industries operate daily, solutions architects and engineers forge a customized path for companies to create software that is perfectly suited to their needs.
If we think of software in the terms of building a new office, the Solutions Architect acts the same way as a regular architect. They draw up the blueprint, seeing how many floors, stairs, elevators, and offices a building need. They evaluate the business and their needs before searching for software, hardware, and infrastructure solutions to meet those needs. This makes them the bridge between IT and business operations.
Solution Engineers are the carpenters of this process. They take the blueprint drawn by the solutions architect and build the corresponding software, hardware, or infrastructure specifically to the needs of the business.
2. IT Security Pro
As blockchain services and cloud computing dominate the industry, IT security becomes a critical component of operations. Keeping information secure can make or break a company, and this is why IT security talent is hard to find. The good news is that as demand increases, so too will people entering the field.
Hybrid and remote work is quickly becoming common in more industries. More employees working remotely means more opportunities for systems to be attacked as they work on poorly protected or unprotected networks. Companies will need two kinds of security professionals- Technical Cybersecurity Professionals and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Professionals.
Technical Cybersecurity Professionals handle the technical side of security. Think of them as installing a fence or a lock on the doors. They protect with tools and technologies across the organization.
GRC Professionals remind people to lock the door and close the gate in the fence. They do this through policies and regulations. They are charged with risk management and compliance.
3. Business Intelligence Analyst
In our data-driven work, knowledge is power. Companies need to constantly adapt and evolve, and to do this they not only need information but someone to turn it from information to strategies.
Business Intelligence Analysts take the raw information available from programming, data analytics, data modelling, and data visualization and interpret it. They are the people who know the trends before they happen. They use this information to keep organizations profitable and competitive in a fast landscape.
Through reporting and modelling, they’re able to help organizations take advantage of trends early. They are focused on operating more efficiently and effectively. Business Analysts are crucial- they show the way forward and upward.
A Note About Recruiting
The IT industry is extremely competitive. Not only is the industry experiencing growth like never before, but with labour shortages, candidates have more choices than ever. In this atmosphere, it’s important to focus on challenges and upward momentum you can offer IT professionals.
Challenges– IT professionals want to feel challenged. When recruiting, make sure to highlight the opportunity to be challenged and creative in your organization. Digital transformation is a fascinating opportunity for IT professionals to test and develop their skills, as well as the challenges remote work pose.
Upward Momentum– Highlight mentorship within your organization. This is highly valued by young professionals, as they are looking to learn and grow within their organization.