The Future of the IT Employment Market

November 18, 2020

The world is changing at an impressive rate, and is purely being driven by innovation and digital technology. Almost everyone is making the change to a new way of working and living and all of that is underpinned by technology. Whether it is the way people shop, the way businesses operate or a need to streamline many of the tasks and processes of day-to-day life the IT industry is going to be at the forefront of change.


Technology is Forcing the IT Industry to Evolve


The IT industry has always been driven by technology but with advances being made so quickly, it is going to be imperative that the industry prepares itself for vast changes. This is an industry that is going to grow and it is expected to grow by around 11% between the period of 2019 to 2029. When this is compared to other industries, it is likely to grow at a higher rate because of the simple demand for high-quality, skilled individuals to help keep up with the demand.


With this demand comes an increase in jobs and that means that plenty of opportunities are going to arise for those already working in the industry as well as those who want to move into the industry. As more businesses and people adopt new technologies an increase in uptake will require further support, development and innovation and it is here where more jobs will become apparent in the IT industry.


What Areas of the IT Industry Will Grow


It is clear to see that we are now living in a fast-paced world that is driven by data. Whether we are sharing data, accessing data or placing orders via apps and online systems, it is evolving to a point where support and development is going to need to underpin this growth. We are naturally evolving towards a streamlined world where app innovation helps businesses to increase productivity and collaboration. However, we have barely scratched the surface with the potential and that is going to increase significantly once more businesses understand the potential that it can offer.


The introduction of 5G networks is going to also drive the sharing of big data and cloud solutions are going to increase considerably. This will require skilled individuals to operate as developers, support and many other roles that help to keep the wheels of industry turning. Along with this, accessibility is also going to drive artificial intelligence which is a prominent technology that is going to transform how we live and work. While still in its infancy, this technology is going to be adopted on a larger scale and that is going to require skilled specialists to fill new potential roles.


Of course, with more data and more people sharing information, security is going to become a big concern. It has always been a concern but it will be even more important therefore, the industry is likely to see more IT businesses setting up security centres while providing solutions to businesses and individuals alike.


So, whether it’s data, app creation, security or artificial intelligence, the future of the IT employment market is extremely exciting and one that is going to grow further in order to support and meet the needs of the ever-expanding world of technology.




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