In-Demand IT Jobs
more things change, the more they stay the same. While emerging
technologies (e.g. blockchain, cryptocurrency, automation, virtual
reality, etc.) are expected to see an uptick in hiring, the majority of
the jobs that are expected to be in the highest demand are still ones
that were high on employer’s wish lists in 2018. Here then, are 10 of
the most in-demand IT jobs for 2019:
- Cybersecurity Engineer –
Cybersecurity/Security engineers are responsible for testing and
screening security software and for monitoring networks and systems for
security breaches or intrusions. With news of data breaches becoming a
common occurrence, the need for these individuals is not surprising.
- AI/Machine Learning Engineer – These are computer programmers who specialize in developing machines and/or software which exhibit human intelligence.
- Full Stack Developer –
These IT pros are individuals who can handle all the work of databases,
servers, systems engineering, and clients. They understand both the
front-end and back-end of software applications
- Data Scientist –
A Data Scientist is an individual that performs statistical analysis,
data mining and retrieval processes on a large amount of data to
identify trends, figures and other relevant information.
- Python Developer –
Python is one of the fastest growing programming languages and is used a
lot in AI technologies. Technically speaking, they are web developers
responsible for writing server-side web application logic.
- Java Developer – Java Developers create and test computer programs using the Java programming language.
logic that defines the behavior of the visual elements of a web
- Cloud Engineer –
An IT professional responsible for any technological duties associated
with cloud computing, including design, planning, management,
maintenance and support.
- Scrum Master –
Scrum is a methodology that allows a team to self-organize and make
changes quickly, in accordance with agile principles. The scrum master
manages the process for how information is exchanged.
- DevOps Engineer –
DevOps is a software development methodology that combines software
development and IT operations with the goal of shortening the SDLC.
DevOps engineers work with software developers, system operators and
other production staff to oversee code releases.
In-Demand Tech Skills
skills will be sought after at different times, but these technical
skills and expertise are expected to be in the most demand throughout
|Angular||Hadoop||ReactJS and React Native|
|Apache Spark||Java||Ruby on Rails|
|Augmented Reality||Machine Learning||Swift|
|Blockchain||Microsoft SQL Server||Virtual Reality|
|Cloud and SaaS||Python|| |
Expected Hiring Trends
been well-documented that the IT industry is struggling to overcome the
technological skills gap. In effect, the most sought after IT talent
isn’t experiencing much of a wait time between positions. That’s why
employers would be well-advised to adopt some of these hiring trends
poised to dominate the IT hiring landscape in 2019. They are:
- Project-Based Roles –
Project-based roles reduce overhead, allow for increased flexibility,
and create more diverse IT teams. By utilizing project-based consultants
(contractors), organizations are able to remain fully staffed, save on
overhead costs, and make quicker hiring decisions. Partnering with
staffing firms is an excellent strategy for combatting the IT skills gap
and remaining competitive in the search for top technical talent.
- Hiring Fast –
In such a competitive market, employers can’t afford to delay hiring
decisions. Once a resource has been identified, the offer for employment
needs to be made quickly. Any delays in that decision, and the hiring
process in general, can lead to the candidate considering other
- Training/Educating Employees –
It can be extremely challenging to backfill a top performer who has
been with your company for a number of years. For one, top technical
talent is scarce and the competition for them is fierce. Two, the
departing employee most likely didn’t join your organization with all of
the skills that they’re leaving with. That’s why more and more
organizations are turning to training/education programs in order to
coach up employees. This allows for organizations to develop the talent
they need in-house without having to leave a position open for months on
Of course, partnering with a staffing firm, such as MiSource,
will help keep your business abreast of everything going on in the
world of IT and give you a direct line to top available talent.