In-Demand IT Skills
In-Demand IT Skills
As unpredictable as the IT sector can be, certain skills remain in demand. Abhishek N. details the top IT skills for 2022. Three are highlighted below.
The article states, “Cybersecurity involves protecting systems, networks, and programs from attacks. Cyberattacks are usually intended to access, change, or destroy critical systems & sensitive information, extort money from the user, or interrupt the business process.” Top cybersecurity skills include:
- Data encryption
- Installing firewalls and routers
- Risk mitigation strategy and threat analysis
- Ethical hacking and penetration testing
- Familiarity with physical network and software security
- Knowledge of compliance regulations and standards like PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and CCPA
Pay typically begins at $70,000 and can increase to $170,000 annually.
Bitcoin and other blockchain offerings have experienced a rollercoaster over time, but belief in the technology remains strong. The article states, “Blockchain is an unchanging, public register that records transactions and exchanges of an asset in a network. It has found its application as a ledger for cryptocurrencies, but it can store transactions or exchanges of any asset, tangible (money) or intangible (patents). Its applications involve any closed or open network, where transparency and traceability are required to track a multi-step exchange of things.” Blockchain skills include:
- Data structure
- Smart contracts
Popular roles include blockchain developer, blockchain project manager, blockchain solution architect, and Blockchain UX designer. Average salaries range between $110,000 to $200,000.
Although two different fields, UI & UX are typically described together. User experience essentially encompasses all aspects of end-user interaction with a company, where the user interface represents the interaction between humans and machines. From the article, “As their definition suggests, UI/UX designers can be employed in any domain where usability and end-user experience are vital. US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth of 13% or 25,500 in digital designer jobs.” UI/UX skills include:
- Prototyping, Wireframing, User flows, Mockups
- Visual design and design software
- User research and usability testing
- Information architecture
- Application development
- Visual hierarchy
- Color theory
- A/B testing
Typical salaries range from $70k for entry-level positions to $200k for senior positions annually. As you can see, IT skills remain in demand year over year.
Trent Lyons is a Technical Recruitment Lead at Business Centric Technology. If you are interested in learning more about how to get the best IT talent in the Dallas metroplex, contact Trent, who specializes in recruiting IT talent in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and North Texas. If you are looking for a rewarding career, contact us today.