10 Fastest Growing Jobs in Information Technology

What are the fastest growing careers in Information Technology?

Information Technology careers include jobs in design, development, and support of computer hardware, software, or network systems.

Here is a list of 10 fastest growing careers in the Information Technology career cluster with substantial job demand.

  1. Information Security Analysts: Projected Job Growth: 18.30%
    Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
  2. Software Developers: Projected Job Growth: 16.17%
    Research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Update software or enhance existing software capabilities. May work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems, and develop specifications and performance requirements. May maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.
  3. Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers: Projected Job Growth: 16.05%
    Develop and execute software tests to identify software problems and their causes. Test system modifications to prepare for implementation. Document software and application defects using a bug tracking system and report defects to software or web developers. Create and maintain databases of known defects. May participate in software design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, operational characteristics, product designs, and schedules.
  4. Search Marketing Strategists: Projected Job Growth: 12.50%
    Employ search marketing tactics to increase visibility and engagement with content, products, or services in Internet-enabled devices or interfaces. Examine search query behaviors on general or specialty search engines or other Internet-based content. Analyze research, data, or technology to understand user intent and measure outcomes for ongoing optimization.
  5. Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians: Projected Job Growth: 7.24%
    Assist scientists or related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development or provide user support.
  6. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects: Projected Job Growth: 7.24%
    Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.
  7. Document Management Specialists: Projected Job Growth: 7.24%
    Implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.
  8. Information Technology Project Managers: Projected Job Growth: 7.24%
    Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.
  9. Web Administrators: Projected Job Growth: 7.24%
    Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.
  10. Project Management Specialists: Projected Job Growth: 6.10%
    Analyze and coordinate the schedule, timeline, procurement, staffing, and budget of a product or service on a per project basis. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. May serve as a point of contact for the client or customer.

This list was developed to provide meaningful information, so only occupations with a minimum number of available jobs were included.

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