Randstad's employment experts have an extensive understanding of IT hiring trends and national and local market fluctuations. Using our vast knowledge of the technologies workforce, we've predicted the five best IT jobs for 2017.
The IT field continues to experience a boom in technological breakthroughs and innovation, and because of that, the demand for the best jobs has never been higher. However, this rapid growth is also leading to thousands of available IT positions in some of the nation's most tech-savvy markets: Washington D.C., New York, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, and Boston. It should come as no surprise that the salary range in these cities tends to be greater compared to smaller markets. Finally, due to the high demand of technology professionals and the number of qualified candidates currently on the market, the IT market is experiencing a lower unemployment rate compared to the national average.
Randstad collected data from our expert recruiters to determine the hot jobs that will be most in-demand and emerging over the next year. Our team looked at a variety of current workforce trends, including some qualified candidates and available positions, market growth, salary range, and employer need for specific skill sets to predict the five best jobs in the IT field for 2017. After carefully considering this information, Randstad anticipates the following five roles to be the careers in demand for IT:
Best in-Demand Jobs
Big Data Engineer
The growth of the IT field, because of advancement and innovation, has led to an increased need for big data engineers who build and maintain the data processors for companies across the country. Postings for this best job in October 2016 were up 68% nationally, compared to the same time in 2015. Search for big data engineer
jobs in your area.
Full Stack Developer
IT organizations continue to have a strong need for full stack developers—the professionals who help manage a company's front-end and back-end technologies. The majority of these hot jobs are located in the major metropolitan areas where large organizations are often headquartered, such as New York and Los Angeles. Search for full stack developer jobs
in your area.
Just as organizations hire security guards to protect their physical property, demand is growing for professionals who help companies protect digital property. Security engineers help develop systems to prevent data breaches and keep confidential information safe. As of October 2016, there were more than 9,000 national job postings for this best job. Search for security engineer jobs
in your area.
A relatively new role in the IT space, Internet of Things (IoT) architects are quickly becoming among the most popular hot jobs in technologies. These professionals assist with the development and execution of applications and information across a wide variety of technical devices. Postings for this best job jumped 41% in just one year. Search for IoT architect jobs
in your area.
Because of the recent increase in popularity of virtual and augmented reality applications and systems, it's no surprise that VR engineers are in high demand. As of October 2016, there were less than 5,000 potential candidates in the workforce, but you can expect that number to increase as more organizations embrace the virtual reality trend. Search for VR engineer jobs
in your area.
Originally published on Randstad
Every year, Randstad United States publishes a summary of what are expected to be the hot jobs across many fields and industries. Our list for 2017 includes the best jobs for candidates looking to expand their careers in engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, non-clinical healthcare, and office and administration.
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