Top 3 in-demand technology disciplines in 2019

For many, a new year is a new beginning. According to a survey conducted by Glassdoor, January is the month that people are most likely to consider a career change, with almost one in five of the respondents citing this as the most popular month to make a move. So, if landing a new job is at the top of your resolution list for 2019, take a look at our top three in-demand tech disciplines of 2019.

1) Cloud and cyber security

The demand for Cloud security specialists is predicted to increase in 2019 as more organisations look to migrate to the Cloud, which is known for its reliability, flexibility and ability to save money. According to a survey conducted by OpsRamp, almost half of the IT executives that responded said that 30% to 50% of their organisation’s current spend is on Cloud technologies. A further 27% said they were expecting this to increase to more than half in the next few years.

What’s more, with a growing ‘skills gap’ in this sector, there has never been a better time to get into this discipline if your CV boasts the right skills. Ryan Baker, cloud recruitment specialist at Networkers, explains:

“Two thirds of the world’s largest organisations are planning to move to the Cloud in 2019, with 83% of enterprise workloads predicted to be in the Cloud by 2020. However, moving to the Cloud from onsite infrastructure requires some level of security to ensure the change is implemented successfully. There is currently a limited number of credible and qualified professionals in the talent pool to complete this work, so if Cloud and cyber security skills are listed on your CV, you’ll definitely make the shortlist for our clients’ vacancies.”

If you’re looking to start a new career in cloud and cyber security, it’s worth gaining a qualification. There are several different certifications, from a Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCK) to a Professional Cloud Security Manager Certification, that you can gain to show employers you are knowledgeable in this area.

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2) Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Robotics

More than 20% of business executives say their companies will deploy AI across their company in 2019, according to PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). A further 70% are predicted to obtain AI capabilities through the cloud. With IDC (International Data Corporation) predicting that the annual spend on AI will reach $57.6 billion by 2021 – a growth of more than 50% – there’s no doubting that AI & Robotics is one of the largest and most exciting sectors to be a part of in 2019.

AI-specific skills can be applied to almost every industry, from automotive and aerospace through to healthcare and education, so if you’re looking for variety in your career, now is the time to move into AI & Robotics. Chris Rosebert, AI recruitment specialist at Networkers, explains:

“Due to phenomenal expansion expected in 2019 on projects such as the development of autonomous vehicles, urban mobility and digital healthcare, the demand for Data Scientists, AI Researchers and Data Engineers is likely to reach an all-time high.”

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3) Software development

With the evolution of progressive web apps, AI and native app development, comes the need for great software developers and architects. DevOps has evolved at a rapid rate and it’s been responsible for shaping the world of software since 2015.

Software development and computer programming covers all technology sectors so there is plenty of variety when it comes to choosing your next job. Rupert Ronca, DevOps recruitment specialist at Networkers, explains:

“Software development is a vast field and one that is extremely rewarding. A career as a software developer gives you the opportunity to help build innovative technology such as autonomous vehicles and virtual reality gaming. If you’re familiar with programming languages, a pro at problem-solving, have a creative flair and enjoy working as a team, our clients will definitely want to hear from you in 2019.”

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