With 2017 just around the corner the question on every job seeker and soon-to-be-college-grad’s mind is what do my job prospects look like for the New Year? As expected, IT careers will continue to fuel growth in the employment market with specific fields leading the way.
Overall the IT sector is predicted to grow at a rate of 22% through 2020. But certain jobs continue to be the front-runners for above average growth. If you’re still in college or thinking about a career change, these are the positions to prepare for.
Some of the hot IT jobs you can expect to see in droves next year are:
- Web Developer 27%
- Computer Systems Analyst 21%
- Information Security Analyst 18%
- Software Developer 17%
Growth Averages via BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook (2014-2024)
Extensive coding experience continues to be a highly sought-after skill set with all kinds of companies looking to employ their own in-house tech teams. From Google to Yahoo and corporations large and small, as a Web Developer, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding open positions.
Web Developer salaries start around $40,000 on the low end and can easily exceed $100,000 with the right combination of education and experience. The median pay rate is $87,000.
Computer Systems Analyst
As a Computer Systems Analyst, your skills at designing systems to improve efficiency and streamline processes will only continue to grow in value as competition among businesses heats up. Salaries are expected to increase
Computer Systems Analyst salaries range from approximately $55,000 to more than $165,000. The median pay rate is $69,000.
Information Security Analyst
We’re well into the digital age and the demand for comprehensive security technology and practices only continues to grow. Protecting networks and systems is an ongoing job with organizations of all sizes under the constant threat of cyber attacks.
As an Information Security Analyst, you can expect to earn between $45,000 and $135,000. The median pay rate is $69,000.
In the IT Field, few positions are as versatile as software development. With your skills in software design, integration, testing, and maintenance, you’ll be much in demand. As a Software Developer, you can expect to earn between $45,000 and $135,000. The median pay rate is $95,000.
Other fields with expected job growth include cloud technologies, unified communications, and online advertising technology (AdTech). Browse open IT positions or contact us to streamline your next career move.