Companies are doing whatever they can to attract top tech talent as they scramble to adapt to the modern workforce. For some that may mean getting a head start in filling next year’s most in-demand roles, which range from data-focused to security-related positions. Here are the jobs expected to be in-demand for 2018, the skills and experience you should look for and the average salary you’ll want to pay to stay competitive.
They are responsible for handling LAN/WAN protocol, software and hardware and spend a lot of time troubleshooting.
Skills Required: Troubleshooting, communication, analytical, and diagnostic skills. Willingness to be on call for long hours.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or five-plus years of related work experience, professional certifications.
Data Security Administrator
They are responsible for defining network security requirements, ensuring all security measures are up to date, monitoring company-wide security practices and implementing security strategies.
Skills Required: Critical thinking, problem-solving, innovative and proactive thinking, strong programming, mathematical, and general engineering skills.
Education: A bachelor’s degree, relevant certifications and a background in computer science.
Skills Required: Problem-solving, communication, analytical.
Experience Required: experience with servers, backup and recovery and installing, patching and upgrading software, troubleshooting and resolving hardware, software and networking problems.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, associate’s degree or technical training certificate.
Certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA).