Technology is now evolving at such a rapid pace that annual predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they even go live as a published blog post or article. As technology transforms, it’s essential for IT professionals to grow just as rapidly. Monumental shifts in the business and tech landscape have Recruiting Directors of Specialty Technology forecasting beyond 2018 to determine the critical skills necessary to enhance your professional security.
What are the top IT skills in demand for the next 3-5 years?
Automation: The world will lose 5 million jobs due to automation by 2020. Yes, according to The Future of Jobs Report (2018), businesses will increase their profitability and innovation if organizations automate their business process and software development processes. Manufacturing companies is just one of the industries focused on AI and machine learning
In fact, five out of six Americans use AI services in one form or another every day, including navigation apps, streaming services, smartphone personal assistants, ride-sharing apps, home personal assistants, and smart home devices
Cybersecurity: Security is the hottest skill-set to find. Recently, Cyberseek announced that today the job openings are outpacing job seekers 2:3. Their current data captured from September 2017 – August 2018 revealed that just in the U.S., private and public employers posted an estimated 313,735 job openings for cybersecurity. This is in addition to the 715,000-plus cybersecurity professionals already working. Key cybersecurity skills focus on identity and access management, risk analysis, penetration and vulnerability testing.
DevSecOps: While DevOps is the current industry buzz, the next big trend will be to extend way beyond the coding processes into data security operations, which is aimed at ensuring data security throughout the development process. Organizations will be embracing a security culture within their DevOps practices, their people and its operations.
Quantum Computing: The next big wave of computing will involve quantum computing which supercharges artificial intelligence and cryptography. Scientists, Tech giants such as Google, Microsoft and IBM are currently exploring super conducting and cold atoms. Dozens of private businesses are on the race as well because if this become commercially available it will radically change the world of computing and have a tremendous impact on encryption. No passwords will be safe.