The Most In-Demand Tech Roles in 2018

I have been recruiting IT professionals for State Government for six years now, which means keeping up-to-date with the ever-changing set of in-demand skills in the tech industry.

With technology advancing faster than ever, companies are having to adapt with a modern workforce of employees with the necessary skills to keep them ahead of the competition. In fact, the Department of Employment expects the largest job growth this year to be in professional scientific and technical services.

Forecasting for the demands for ICT skills in the public and private sector have been continuously strong and continue growing year-on-year.

In this blog, I wanted to focus on the demands for ICT skills in the space in which I mainly recruit for, which is for NSW State Government agencies.

See below the 4 main areas in which my clients are currently experiencing the most growth and recruiting the most IT professionals:

  1. Business Intelligence and Analytics

Data is becoming increasingly important in all organisations so having people in place who can make sense of this data is vital. Additionally, more organisations, including Government departments are deploying BI solutions to elevate and accelerate their data-driven decisions. Business intelligence specialists need experience in database technology, analytics and reporting tools.

Roles in demand: Data Engineer, Data Scientist, ETL/ Tableau developers, Data Warehouse, Datastage & Technical Data Analyst (Tableau, Power BI, Excel, SQL…)

  1. Cyber Security

There has been significant growth in Cyber Security specialist roles due to a recent surge in cyber threats. The demand for these roles is currently higher than the supply, which is why this particular skills set is one of the highest paying IT roles in 2018 and this trend is one that applies to the Government too.

As we rely more and more on Cloud providers and internal networks, a skilled security team is essential to any business to protect against a variety of security threats and attacks.

Roles in demand: Cyber Security Consultant, Security Analyst, Security Engineer & Security Architect.

  1. Project Management and Business Analysis

With huge investment taking place in a large number of projects across the State Government, they are always on the lookout for experienced Project Manager’s and Business Analysts to deliver projects effectively and efficiently within specified deadlines.

Roles in demand: Technical Project Manager and Technical Business Analyst with experience in the application, networking or infrastructure space preferably.

  1. Cloud Space

The spending on public cloud services in Australia is expected to grow by 18.5 per cent year-on-year in 2018. The uptake of Cloud services within organisations is moving fast and to make the switch, there is a need for people with the knowledge of the complex cloud migration process and the risks surrounding this.

Roles in demand: Cloud Architect, Cloud Developer, DevOps, Cloud Systems Engineer / Network Engineer with AWS certification or/and Microsoft Azure.

Quay Appointments strive to provide our candidates and tech contractors with the best advice and a broad range of training opportunities, helping you to keep up-to-date with the top in-demand skills in your field in 2018. If you’re looking for a new tech role this year, get in touch for more information and find out how we can help.

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