The tech sector has been one of the fastest-growing sectors for jobs over the last 20 years and it shows no signs of slowing in the future. So, which IT careers are growing the fastest and have the best long-term potential? If you are looking to grow your IT career, consider one of these hot niches.
Mobile App Developer
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for mobile app developers will grow 31% through 2026, a rate much higher than average for other occupations. The average salary for developers is around $103,000. The mobile app field boasts one of the largest skill gaps in all of tech. Demand for new apps and new app capabilities grows every year but there are simply not enough skilled professionals to fill the jobs. Tech pros with app development skills have an endless array of opportunities waiting for them.
Job growth for software engineers is predicted to be around 24% through 2026 with an average annual salary of $102,000. As technology continues to advance in areas like the cloud and AI, demand for engineers will continue to grow as companies require more secure and more scalable programs.
IT Security Specialist
You can’t turn on the news today without seeing at least one story about data hacks or privacy issues. IT Security Specialists are on the front lines of the battle against hackers and internal security threats and they are in extremely high demand. The BLS predicts 28% job growth through 2026 with an average annual salary of $107,000.
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer Systems Analysts are architects, and the expansion of the US healthcare system and the regulations governing that system are a huge driver of job growth in this category. Jobs are expected to grow 9% through 2026 and Systems Analysts typically earn around $79,000 per year.
Jobs for web developers are predicted to grow 15% through 2026 with average earnings of around $73,000. As the number of products and services available online continues to grow, web developers will continue to be in high demand creating the websites and backend processes that keep us connected to our favorite local, national and international brands.
Ready to Advance Your IT Career?
If you are a tech pro looking for new IT career opportunities in any of these hot fields, we invite you to contact the expert recruiters at PEAK Technical Consulting today. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.