There is rapid growth in the IT industry each year, especially after the pandemic left its mark on marketplaces and industries all over the world. Companies are doing their best to keep up with fast-paced changes in the industry and adapt their services to their potential customers.
It was expected that employment in technology would increase by 3.9 million from 2019 to 2020, and now we can see that the number of people employed in the IT sector is expected to reach 62 million in 2023.
This month, DesignRush has released the October list of currently leading IT services businesses with details about each company, what they can provide, and their rates.
Whether you need a service or you are seeking a profession in IT, here are some of the most in-demand IT positions in 2022 and what services and skills they include.
Network/cloud architects possess skills necessary for programming, managing security, networking, and understanding operating systems. They design, arrange and upgrade cloud projects and applications, as well as company networks.
For this position, it is necessary to understand cloud services like Google or Amazon Web Services and to be experienced in IT service management. The skills necessary for the position of a network/cloud architect include understanding the architecture and performance of cloud systems, how to scale cloud applications, and knowing architectural principles.
Software developers are one of the most increasing job positions in the IT industry. Their job is to design, develop, deploy, test, and maintain software systems. They must be skilled in coding in back-end programming languages like C++, C#, Java, Microsoft.NET, etc.
They also need to have a good understanding of their client’s needs and to know how to improve software, websites, and mobile applications. Being able to think analytically and have good communication skills.
Web developers develop web applications and platforms by following the business requirements that they are given.
Unlike front-end developers who work with client-side programming, back-end developers focus on server-side programming. They create efficient, clean code for the website server and database using programming languages like PHP, Python, or Java.
UI/UI Designer and Developer
UI/UX stands for user interface/user experience, meaning the human-first approach is the most important part of the job. The difference is that UX design focuses on the effectiveness of the platform, while UI design focuses more on the aesthetics which users find appealing.
UI and UX designers and developers work closely together with their marketing teams. They make sure the product they create is easily used and that its design is adapted to the target audience. For businesses of today modern websites are key factors to success.
UX and UI designers do not have to be familiar with coding. However, most of them have some knowledge of HTML and CSS. In addition, they usually have to know programs like Sketch, Webflow, or Balsamiq to create website mockups and mobile apps.
Software QA Engineer and Tester
QA or software quality assurance is making sure that the platforms that developers build are functioning and bug-free. QA testers and engineers design and execute test plans, predict possible scenarios, and identify errors that could occur while using an app, platform, or website.
QA testers and engineers need to be experienced in platforms like Selenium, which is an automated testing framework used to test web applications and check their functionality across a variety of platforms and browsers.
Apart from the technical skills, QA testers need to think about every possible detail that could potentially harm the customer’s experience. For example, they need to think about how a certain app will be used, who the target audience is, what are the most commonly used hardware and browsers, etc.