14 Aug

What Are the Best IT Jobs?

Posted by John Brandwagt

What_Are_the_Best_IT_JobsWith literally hundreds, if not thousands, of different careers in information technology, it can be difficult for a job seeker to choose a path in the wide field. Many IT jobs require different skills and levels of education, while some are only slightly different from one another, with often very subtle variations in responsibility and title.

Narrowing down your choices can be extremely difficult with so many different options to choose from. To help you out, we’ve detailed what we think are the best IT jobs below. Our choices are based on salary and opportunities with a high growth rate in the fastest growing industries.

Check out our list of the best IT jobs today.

Security Specialist

Companies are terrified of having their systems and networks hacked. Data breaches in particular can sink even the best companies—they lose trust and credibility when their customers’ private information is leaked. To avoid potential threats, they hire security specialists to ensure all of their information is safe online. And since every business owner wants to prevent devastating security breaches, these IT experts are in high demand in every industry—and they’ll be paid top dollar for their services. 

Database Administrator

Keeping track of customer data, purchase histories and transactions, product inventory—it all requires the use of big databases. To make sure this data is stored securely and managed properly, a database administrator is needed. And because companies’ databases are some of their biggest assets, they’ll pay top dollar to have qualified IT professionals run them correctly.

Virtual Systems Manager

As it becomes more mainstream, cloud computing is being used by more and more companies. Businesses looking to adopt cloud computing, need IT professionals on staff to support their new virtual environments. The cloud needs to be monitored, managed, secured, and made compliant. Virtual systems managers work with virtualization and automation technologies. If you have virtual systems knowledge, this is one of the best IT jobs to seek out.

Capacity Manager

Businesses need to ensure they have the required tech resources for current and future needs. That’s why capacity-planning skills are in such high demand right now. Companies that want to assign tangible financial values to their tech resources to optimize their capabilities need IT experts with an eye for finance to measure exactly how their resources are being consumed. This allows business owners to know that they have enough memory cycles to meet their workload demands.

Network Engineer

Virtually all organizations use networks to communicate online—and this isn’t going out of style anytime soon. The importance of networks is only going to grow, which means business owners must focus on enhancing their competitive advantage with the best network technologies available—which means having a network engineer on staff.

Software Developer

As online games and phone apps become more prevalent, there’s a growing need for software developers to create new innovative products that will put companies ahead of their competitors. Tech companies that sell these products as well as enterprises that build them for internal use will pay extremely well to have a software developer on staff.

QA/Testing Manager

Before tech products, services, or software can go on the market for sale, they need to be tested to ensure that they perform as they should. If not, the company’s reputation and profits might be damaged, which is why quality assurance managers are so critical, and they get high salaries to show for it.

If you’re looking to get into the information technology field, we suggest you look into the seven best IT jobs we’ve identified. However, there are tons of other great IT opportunities on the market, so you’d be wise to keep your options open.
Topics: IT Jobs

John Brandwagt

John is a Practice Leader at Inteqna. He’s been working in IT Search in Calgary since 1997. He works best with selective job seekers—those who excel at what they do and enjoy their current jobs. Since they don’t have time to look for themselves, he helps them find their dream jobs. From a client perspective, he helps organizations find the talent that will propel their business. John is involved in several of Calgary’s technical user groups and has held board roles in non-profit groups. He is a single dad of four boys who try to beat him at every physical activity from hiking to rugby.

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