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6 In-demand Technologies to Upskill Your Career In 2019

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In this competitive world, learning new technologies and adapting to them is highly essential. Technologies are rapidly evolving giving way new innovations and creating many job opportunities. Every year, these technologies mature and become more efficient than they were in the past. 

Here is a list of few technologies which may create significant impact in 2019:

Robotic Process Automation (RPA):

This is an year of digital workers, with more tools and apps introduced to do the work for business owners and consumers, making their lives automated in many ways. With RPA, digital workers are created to automate the work resulting in less human effort. Adopting these digital workers into organizations can increase efficiency, productivity and growth.

RPA is the new trend in technology creating many job opportunities for roles like developer, project manager, consultant, solution architect,  and business analyst.  According to ziprecruiter, the average salary of RPA job is $109,295 per year.

[Related: Enroll in RPA course and get certified.]

Blockchain:

Blockchain is another significant technology which is used widely across many industries, some of these include healthcare, electricity companies, manufacturing, and financial sector, etc. As the use of blockchain technology increases, the demand for skilled professionals is substantially high.

According to Techcrunch, blockchain is in the second most popular category of jobs. There are four main players in the job market of crypto; startups, tech companies, legacies, and governments.

  • Startups are maintained by blockchain businessmen and crypto nerds.
  • Legacies are like accountancy firms, banks and law offices that have been for many years.
  • Tech companies include giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple. 
  • National governments are hiring crypto experts to get advices, as the nature of  cost-cutting is more in blockchain.

All these institutions are creating employment opportunities for blockchain everyday. According to indeed, the average salary of a blockchain developer is $97,166 per year.

[Related: Enroll in Blockchain course and get certified.]

Cybersecurity:

If you’re new to the cybersecurity space, you might be wondering what 2019 holds for job outlook. Or, if you’re already present in this area for years, you might look for advanced skills  down the road to career path.

Many large companies are investing in hiring security professionals, some of these include: BAE Systems, Symantec, Check Point Software, Lockheed Martin, Amazon (Amazon Web Services), and Microsoft. 

Here are some of the job categories in cybersecurity space:

  • SOC Analyst carries out security measures to safeguard computer systems and networks, the average salary is $95,510 per year.
  • Penetration Tester creates scripts to identify vulnerabilities in corporate networks, internal systems and applications, the average salary is $95,510 per year. 
  • Network Engineer is responsible for making and maintaining network systems in an organization, the average salary is $104,650 per year.
  • Cyber Security Engineer often plans, directs, and coordinates activities related to computers in an organization, the average salary is $139,220 per year.

[Related: Enroll in Cybersecurity course and get certified.]

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence(AI) has already entered into everyone's life and started showing its impact on our day-to-day activities. It is all around us, be it our smartphones, our cars, and even our mail boxes. AI is everywhere, in the form of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Deep Learning, and Artificial Neural Networks(ANN), etc.

According to expert talks, AI will create many jobs which demand a huge pay scale. Most likely, some of them might include software and IT jobs, like AR/VR engineers and robotics architects, who will support in designing and developing systems that control robots.

Companies of different sizes and types are funding more on emerging technologies to enhance customer experience, grow efficiencies and identify new ways to leverage the amounts of growing data available and moreover, stay competitive. In Order to remain updated with AI, all the business should create diverse teams that build, implement and monitor AI.

As of now, these are some of the job roles which AI has already created:

  • Algorithm engineer with an Average salary of $104,112 per year.
  • Computer scientist with an Average salary of $97,850 per year.
  • Statistician with an Average salary of $83,731 per year.
  • Research engineer with an Average salary of  $71,600 per year.

[Related: Enroll in Artificial Intelligence (AI) course and get certified.]

Internet of Things (IOT)

In the past, the internet of things has shown major impact in the development of business landscape. The demand for IoT specialists has increased by 300%, as mentioned by an industry  report in 2017. This trend is likely to increase this year as more organizations are looking to adopt IoT platforms across many industries.

Multiple skills across disciplines are required for the role of an IoT specialist. Some of the disciplines include development, devices, cloud systems, enterprise integration, and connectivity. IoT specialists are expected to stay updated with the latest IoT trends and speed up the processes of an organization to match the current trends. As mentioned by Simply Hired, the average salary for IoT Specialist is $64,469 per year.

[Related: Enroll in IoT course and get certified.]

Cloud Computing

The emergence of cloud technology has seen a significant rise since its adoption. All the  companies are migrating their services to the cloud, and many believe that cloud services may go in parallel with the innovation.

As a result, many companies are looking to employ professionals skilled in configuring cloud services. IT leaders experience a surge in cloud-based projects but lack in technology workers with the required skill set to meet the demand.

Job roles for cloud computing:

  • Enterprise IT Architect
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Cloud Security Engineer or Analyst

Companies like Amazon, Oracle, Deloitte have huge openings in the cloud computing domain. The in-demand cloud computing skills are Linux, Java, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, Software Development, Docker and (IaaS). The average salary for a cloud computing professional is $146,350 per year.

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Saikumar Talari is a Technology Enthusiast and has passion towards writing content for various technologies in IT.


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