Looking for top tech jobs? Here’s the three best for 2016
Right now is a great time to be a technology professional. Unemployment is at incredible lows, salaries are up across the board, and employers are hiring in record numbers. 3 areas in particular are at the top of every HR recruiter’s priority list for 2016. Here’s the top tech jobs for the year ahead:
Big Data Engineers and Data Scientists are both looking at a roughly 10% pay increase over last year due to increased demand and more companies making use of analytics in all areas of operations. The McKinsey Global Institute released a study stating that in 2 years, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions. Put another way, demand for analytic talent will exceed supply by 50-60%.
According to a 2015 Global Cybersecurity Status report published by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), 86 percent of the 3,436 business professionals that responded to the survey believe there is a shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Security professionals are in high demand and can command big salaries (varies wildly…$100,000 to more than $200,000 according to this year’s salary guide). Around 50% of IT hiring managers plan to increase spending on security technologies in the next 12 months, and security is No. 2 among the most important IT projects managers have underway.