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IT Job Growth
The tech world covers so many different approaches, subjects and disciplines these days that most end consumers may not be familiar with many of the job roles involved. However, if you are one of the many thousands of aspiring students who are looking towards a successful and rewarding tech career, it is essential for you to be fully armed with the information you need to make the right choices.
Strong hiring from tech and IT firms is delivering employment gains across the board and for all industries; last year's IT job growth rate was its highest in a decade, according to figures from CompTIA. Cybersecurity analysts topped the list of specialities in demand with 85,200 total jobs, an increase of 4.8% on 2015. Web developers, software developers for applications and systems, systems analysts, computer user support specialists and IT managers all saw significant increases in filled vacancies.
Whether you are a recent graduate or still involved in your studies, there are ways in which you can maximise your chances of success in getting a good job in the tech sector. The problem is that although skills are in demand and jobs are in good supply, there are many people who share your own dreams of working in a tech role, so you need to know how to stand out from the crowd.
One way of giving yourself an edge is by identifying a particular niche demand and then seeing which major companies are delivering those services. Disaster recovery and data recovery/data protection are good examples, and Black Umbrella, the company run by entrepreneur Catherine Hooper, is a leader in the field. Her bespoke approach to delivering solutions for clients means that individual skills can be put to good use. Hooper’s company is coming up with innovative and focused programmes that can limit and mitigate potential disaster outcomes.
With the speed in which tech has advanced since the turn of the century showing no signs of slowing down, the ability to predict which emerging sectors will dominate over others is a very tricky business. One thing is for certain: skilled and experienced tech and IT professionals will always be in demand, and the way that new industries and sectors are coming through all the time means that there will be plenty of opportunities if you are ambitious and driven to make a successful career for yourself.
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