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5 high paying IT jobs to consider in 2019

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Learning to code can open a wide array of career opportunities for anyone wanting to make it big in the IT sector or for that matter any other industry, as is clear from the fact that even legal and education sector hiring software engineers

Before you decide to take that plunge and explore lucrative career opportunities in IT, consider the following exciting job roles in IT to brighten your career prospects: 

#1. Cybersecurity 

You are thinking on the right lines if you are looking to become a Certified Ethical Hacker

Cybersecurity is the hottest career opportunity right now. The proliferation of internet and internet-enabled services has created a need for large number of cybersecurity professionals. There are several job openings in cybersecurity but there exists a talent shortage. According to PayScale, the average salary of a Penetration Tester in India is anywhere around Rs 4,08,318. The salary of an Information Security Manager is around Rs 12,08,225 per annum. 

#2. IT Project Management 

IT project management job is best suited for management graduates with some background in IT. These professionals are responsible for outlining the company’s overall technology goals and implementing them. Along with basic tech skills and knowledge, project managers also need to have good business acumen, communication, and organizational skills. 

#3. DevOps 

DevOps is an amalgamation of the words “development” and “operations” and is more of a mindset change that focuses on drawing synergies between cross-functional teams. DevOps professionals are tasked with combining the development and business operations activities and work in a collaborative effort to achieve the desired outcomes. It is important to have a deep knowledge of software development for this role. Companies look to hire for some experience in software development before hiring for DevOps role. The command over non-technical skills is another desired trait to have for DevOps professionals. 

#4. Data Science 

Data is the new oil. Companies are getting actionable insights by making sense of the avalanche of structured and unstructured data that was previously not analysed. With the advent of technologies like big data and machine learning, companies are hiring for data scientists. The demand for data scientists is the highest in sectors like banking and finance, retail and aviation. If you are looking to make it big in the field of Data Science you need to have strong analytical thinking abilities, programming knowledge, and mathematical skills. 

#5. Software Development 

The demand for software engineers has been on the rise in the last few decades. Knowledge in popular programming language skills like Python, Java, Ruby, C++, etc. can help you build a good IT career.


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