In reality, there’s no algorithm that can tell us which occupations are truly the best IT jobs moving forward. Nevertheless, the infographic below is a projected list of some of the most in-demand IT jobs over the next eight years – based on a loose combination of current demand, projected salary, and growth potential, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
IT professionals have become one of the most highly coveted members of today’s labor force. Career colleges, technical schools, and universities around the country offer numerous certificates and degree programs, in an ongoing effort to fill the IT sector’s demand. On top of that, recruiters and hiring managers are working harder than ever to identify talent to perform these demanding roles.
So, let’s get into it! Here are some of the most in demand, best IT jobs for 2021 and beyond. (Click on image for larger version)
Conclusion: The Best IT Jobs of 2021 and Beyond
As technological innovation continues around the world, the demand for IT jobs (and therefore employees) has exploded across industries. While it’s true that COVID-19 affected many fields – information technology included – the long-term need for IT staff isn’t going anywhere.
Organizations cannot function properly without support from their IT team, so it shouldn’t be a surprise if there are drastic increases in job openings and hirings in 2021, provided the pandemic is brought under control. Included among these will be a heightened need for security analysts, engineers, and others, in companies’ ongoing fight against phishing and cyberattacks.
There will also be an increased demand for data management, everyday troubleshooting (often remote), and implementing new programs and technologies to support the challenges that 2020 brought. There is no doubt about it – in 2021, IT recruiters and educators will have their hands full as they attempt to close the employment gap.
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Regardless of any potential recession, the fact remains that IT companies need people to continue with daily work and planned projects, especially highly trained, knowledgeable, and skilled IT professionals.
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9 IT Staffing Trends in 2022 (Infographic)
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 10.8% increase in overall employment within the year. Meanwhile, in the world of IT, employment is projected to grow by 17.6%. With these stats in mind, we are looking at the top trends in IT staffing.