These eight jobs experienced sharp demand in 2022 and will continue their momentum through 2023 as our lives continue to digitize following the 2020 pandemic.
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From niche to normal
Smart tech is integrating into all our daily activities from purchasing groceries to downloading airline tickets. The global community of technology thought leaders is developing security checkpoints for our information and infrastructure for our data.
“Technology no longer sits in an isolated sector. The capabilities of technical professionals from cybersecurity engineers to scrum masters are demanded by all industries to keep up with growing customer demands,” says Kara Cron, CSS Tec Sales Director
There’s never been a better time to be in the technical realm so if you’re not in it already (you probably are by osmosis), here are the eight hottest tech jobs on the market brought to you by CSS Tec for 2022 and beyond
1. User Experience (UX) Engineer
2. Full-Stack Engineer
3. Cloud Architect
A relatively new position in the IT field is the cloud architect, the developer and manager of a company’s cloud operations through implementation, administration, and security services. These professionals most commonly execute cloud operations in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. The average cloud architect makes $130k-$150k per year with high potential on the upside for years of experience, certifications, and technical ability.
4. Data Scientist
Data scientists are experts in corralling, processing, analyzing, and visualizing an organization’s data. This role has exploded in demand with the popularity of algorithmic insights influencing business decisions. The data scientist works closely with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) engineers to capture relevant data to create predictive modeling. The average data scientist makes $110k-$130k per year and more if they’ve got half a decade or more of experience.
5. Java Developer
6. AI Architect
Artificial intelligence professionals streamline digital business processes by automating simple tasks with ML. They typically work across engineering teams to determine which functions can be automated and then implements the chosen automations. Along with ML, AI architects’ other skill sets include TensorFlow or other similar open-source software technologies and REST API development. The average AI architect makes $120k-$150k per year with high potential on the upside for years of experience, certifications, and technical ability.
7. Scrum Master
Think of a scrum master as a project manager for developing complex programs in software. Scrum masters have a more detailed focus on terchnical project development cycles known as “sprints.” These professionals lead development teams in an agile environment through sprints that encompass iterative stages of software development. Scrum masters are team-oriented with exceptional communication skills to bridge together the technical talents of developers and other technical professionals they are leading. Obtaining a certified scrum master (CSM) certification is pivotal to the career trajectory of a scrum master. The average scrum master makes $120k-$140k per year with high potential on the upside for years of experience, certifications, and technical ability.
8. Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer
The software development lifecycle can be an arduous one that trips up developers with redundant steps, lagged communication, and tedious processes. The DevOps engineers of the world are here to ease these pains. DevOps engineers create practices, tools, and methodologies to link the various steps in the development lifecycle in a sensible sequence. These project flow gurus work on automation and maintenance in a live coding environment which requires exceptional communication skills on top of their technical prowess. DevOps engineers have extensive backgrounds in OS administration like Linux and Windows, an understanding of coding languages like Python, and experience with configuration management tools like Puppet. The average DevOps engineer makes $120k-$150k per year with high potential on the upside for years of experience, certifications, and technical ability.
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Whether you are a scrum master looking for a new opportunity to lead innovative sprint teams or an organization looking to leverage your data, CSS Tec has the market talent to staff your teams with the most capable technical professionals on the market. With talent placement expertise in application development, data analytics, cyber security, cloud architecture, infrastructure, and technical PMO, CSS Tec provides full-scope staffing for any technical operation. Connect with CSS Tec today to utilize the best technical talent on the market!