Top 8 In-Demand Technology Jobs in 2018

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With companies scrambling to secure talent for their IT departments, there are a few jobs that are especially going to be in demand in 2018. According to CIO, these are IT jobs that are going to be in demand next year. Find out below what the average nationwide salary is for each one, what kind of skills are needed and the typical job tasks are.

 

Web Developer

Average salary (nationwide): $66,130

Common Tasks:
  • Write supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.
  • Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Select programming languages, design tools, or applications.
Common Technology Skills:
  • Data base management system software — Amazon Kinesis; Apache Hadoop ; NoSQL ; Teradata Database
  • Development environment software — Apache Maven ; C ; Integrated development environment IDE software ; Microsoft PowerShell
  • Object or component oriented development software — Apache Spark; C++ ; Oracle Java ; Python
  • Operating system software — Android; Linux ; Oracle Solaris ; Ubuntu
  • Web platform development software — AJAX ; Drupal ; JavaScript ; Ruby on Rails

 

Business Intelligence Analyst

Average salary (nationwide) $86, 510

Common tasks:
  • Analyze competitive market strategies through analysis of related product, market, or share trends.
  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
  • Communicate with customers, competitors, suppliers, professional organizations, or others to stay abreast of industry or business trends.
  • Manage timely flow of business intelligence information to users.
  • Collect business intelligence data from available industry reports, public information, field reports, or purchased sources.
Common Technology Skills:
  • Data base management system software — Apache Hive ; MySQL ; Sybase; Teradata Database
  • Data base user interface and query software — IBM DB2; Microsoft Access ; Oracle Essbase; Structured query language SQL
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Microsoft Dynamics ; NetSuite ERP ; Oracle PeopleSoft ; SAP
  • Object or component oriented development software — C++ ; jQuery ; Microsoft ActiveX ; Python
  • Web platform development software — Apache Struts ; Apache Tomcat ; Ext JS ; JavaScript

Data Scientist / Information Research Scientist

Average salary (nationwide): $111,840

Common tasks:
  • Analyze problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.
  • Assign or schedule tasks to meet work priorities and goals.
  • Evaluate project plans and proposals to assess feasibility issues.
  • Apply theoretical expertise and innovation to create or apply new technology, such as adapting principles for applying computers to new uses.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs and system requirements.
Common Technology Skills:
  • Analytical or scientific software — Rice Simulator for ILP Multiprocessors RSIM; SAS ; SPSS ; The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Data base management system software — Apache Flume; Apache Hadoop ; MySQL ; Oracle DBMS
  • Data base user interface and query software — Apache Hive ; Microsoft SQL Server ; Structured query language SQL
  • Development environment software — C ; IBM Rational Rose; Microsoft Visual Basic ; Verilog
  • Operating system software — Linux ; Sun Microsystems Solaris; Ubuntu ; UNIX

 

Database Developer / Administrator

Average salary (nationwide) $84, 950

Common tasks:
  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.
Common Technology Skills:
  • Data base management system software — Apache Cassandra ; Greenplum Database; Quest SharePlex; SentryOne SQL Sentry
  • Development environment software — Apache Maven ; Microsoft .NET Framework ; Microsoft PowerShell ; Prolog
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Ab Initio; Ellucian Banner ERP; Microsoft Dynamics ; NetSuite ERP
  • Object or component oriented development software — jQuery ; Microsoft Visual C# .NET; Python ; SAP PowerBuilder
  • Web platform development software — Apache Struts ; Apache Tomcat ; Drupal ; Spring Framework

 

Help/Support Desk Technician

Average salary (nationwide): $49,390

Common tasks:
  • Answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware operation to resolve problems.
  • Oversee the daily performance of computer systems.
  • Read technical manuals, confer with users, or conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems or to provide technical assistance and support.
  • Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cables, operating systems, or appropriate software.
  • Develop training materials and procedures, or train users in the proper use of hardware or software.
Technology Skills:
  • Data base user interface and query software — FileMaker Pro ; Microsoft Access ; MySQL ; Oracle JDBC
  • Desktop communications software — CrossTec NetOp Remote Control; Remote control software; Stac Software ReachOut; Symantec pcAnywhere
  • Development environment software — Apache Maven ; C ; Eclipse IDE ; Microsoft PowerShell
  • Operating system software — Cisco Systems IOS; Hewlett Packard HP-UX ; Linux ; Microsoft Windows
  • Web platform development software — AJAX ; Drupal ; JavaScript ; LAMP Stack

 

Network Administrator

Average salary (nationwide): $79,700

Common tasks:

  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
  • Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus protection software.
  • Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.

Technology Skills:

  • Data base management system software — Apache Hadoop ; Apache Hive ; MySQL ; Sybase
  • Development environment software — C ; Microsoft .NET Framework ; Microsoft PowerShell ; Ruby
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Microsoft Dynamics GP ; NetSuite ERP ; Oracle PeopleSoft ; SAP Business Objects
  • Network monitoring software — Nagios ; Remote monitoring software; Snort; Wireshark
  • Web platform development software — Apache Struts ; Hypertext markup language HTML ; JavaScript ; Node.js

 

Data Security Administrator / Information Security Analyst

Average salary (nationwide): $92,600

Common tasks:

  • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.
  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
  • Review violations of computer security procedures and discuss procedures with violators to ensure violations are not repeated.
  • Monitor use of data files and regulate access to safeguard information in computer files.
  • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.

 

Technology Skills:

  • Network monitoring software — Nagios ; Sniffer Investigator; Symantec Blue Coat Data Loss Prevention; Wireshark
  • Network security or virtual private network VPN management software — Intrusion prevention system IPS; ISS RealSecure; Qualys Cloud Platform; Websense Data Loss Prevention
  • Operating system software — Bash; Linux ; Microsoft Hyper-V Server; Microsoft Windows
  • Transaction security and virus protection software — HP WebInspect; Portswigger BurP Suite; Symantec Endpoint Protection; Tenable Nessus
  • Web platform development software — AJAX ; JavaScript ; Microsoft ASP.NET; Node.js

 

Network & System Administrator

Average salary (nationwide): $79,400

Common tasks:

  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
  • Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus protection software.
  • Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.

Technology skills:

  • Data base management system software — Apache Hadoop ; Apache Hive ; MySQL ; Sybase
  • Development environment software — C ; Microsoft .NET Framework ; Microsoft PowerShell ; Ruby
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Microsoft Dynamics GP ; NetSuite ERP ; Oracle PeopleSoft ; SAP Business Objects
  • Network monitoring software — Nagios ; Remote monitoring software; Snort; Wireshark
  • Web platform development software — Apache Struts ; Hypertext markup language HTML ; JavaScript ; Node.js

 

* Salary information and job descriptions from O*NET

 

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