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Top 5 hottest IT jobs for 2017

Gabriela Motroc

Randstad US collected data from their expert recruiters and ranked the most promising IT jobs in 2017. The company came up with a list of roles in high demand this year.

Randstad US collected data from their expert recruiters to determine the hot jobs that will be most in demand this year. The company analyzed a collection of current workforce trends, including number of qualified candidates and available positions, market growth, salary range and employer need for specific skill sets to predict the five best jobs in IT for 2017.

Their findings show that the most in-demand roles this year will be: 

  • Big Data engineer
  • Full stack developer
  • Security engineer
  • IoT architect
  • VR/ AR engineer

Big Data engineer

Randstad found that the most relevant skills for Big Data engineers are: Java, Spark, Hadoop, Hive and Big Data. Postings for this job jumped 92 percent in the United States in 2016 compared to the previous year.

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Randstad: Best IT jobs for 2017

Full stack developer

Full stack developers should have the following skills: JavaScript, full stack frameworks, Java, Cascading Style Sheets and Hypertext Markup Language. Postings for this job jumped 117 percent in the United States in 2016 compared to the previous year.

Security engineer

Security engineers should have the following skills: Firewall, Linux, cyber security, information security and network security. Postings for this job jumped 15 percent in the United States in 2016 compared to the previous year. However, demand is growing for professionals who help companies protect digital property.

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IoT architect

Randstad found that the most relevant skills for IoT architects are: Java, Internet of Things, User Experience Design, cloud computing and AWS.

However, these are not the only skills IoT architects should possess. Freelance technology writer Rick Delgado opined that IoT architects should cultivate their own set of useful skills which can be divided into three areas: technical, programming languages, and personal. Find here the entire list of skills IoT architects should have.

Postings for this job jumped 41 percent in just one year.

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Randstad: Best IT jobs for 2017

VR/AR engineer

VR/AR engineers should have the following skills: Java, C/C++, C#, Python and Virtual Reality. VR engineers are currently in high demand — postings for this job jumped 45 percent in just one year.

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Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc is an online editor for JAXenter.com. Before working at S&S Media she studied International Communication Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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