As businesses struggle to adjust to a tight labor market, they’re doing what they can to appeal to top tech talent.
For some organizations, that means getting a jump on staffing the most in-demand jobs. A recent survey of employers showed the tech jobs that are expected to be the most in-demand for 2019. The survey also noted there are particular things companies should look for in candidates for high-demand jobs to ensure they get the right talent. Consider the following jobs projected to be in-demand for 2019 and the qualities that are most valuable in these positions.
Cloud architects manage a company’s cloud computing strategy and are in charge of implementing, handling and supporting the use of cloud applications. Cloud architects normally have a strong knowledge of numerous operating systems as well as networking, programming and cybersecurity abilities. Companies should try to find people with a strong understanding of cloud services like Amazon Web Services in addition to experience with ITSM, I&O and automation.
Database developers develop and manage database architecture. They create database systems to meet user needs using SQL code. These professionals need strong problem-solving and technical abilities to properly handle their many essential responsibilities.
Full-stack developers are developers with a deep understanding of every phase of software development. They don’t need to be experts in every single facet of development, but they should have a working knowledge of the important development principles, including a knowledge of networks, hosting, relational and nonrelational databases, UI design and security. They can also work with clients to meet business goals.
Help desk and desktop support professionals
For customer-facing companies, technical support is an essential part of doing business. Often first point of contact for customer service, help desk employees must have the proper technical know-how and soft skills for the position. The job of help desk technician and requirements for positions can vary considerably based on a company’s product and services.
Network administrators are accountable for managing LAN/WAN protocol, software and hardware. They spend a great deal of time problem-solving and normally have to be available in the event of an emergency or system failure. The skills and experience needed to succeed in the position can vary greatly, depending the specific tech needs.
Like many positions in the tech industry, a system administrator should have strong problem-solving, communication and diagnostic abilities. In order to truly flourish, system admin must have a strong technical knowledge of the company’s particular hardware and software. Specific essential skills for a system admin will vary based on the services, hardware and software a company uses.
At Thompson Technologies, we help our clients staff all kinds of positions, from specific, niche jobs to more general positions. If your organization is currently looking for a talent acquisition partner, please contact us today to find out how we can be of service.