Information Technology Jobs to Look Out for in the New Year

Now that the New Year is approaching, you might be thinking about getting a new job. It is a common time for people to move from one position to another as they realise that they need to seek new opportunities to work towards their goals and aspirations. Don’t feel overwhelmed if you are in the same boat when it comes to your information technology (IT) career, as there are plenty of positions that may be of interest to you.

This blog post will outline some of the jobs that will be in demand in 2014, which will be food for thought for your future career decisions. Once you’re done reading this post, have a look over your CV and see how you can make it more targeted to the path you wish to follow.

App developer

Apps are big business at the moment. It isn’t surprising as there are so many devices that use these handy and addictive applications. That’s why agencies and software companies want to get their hands on experienced or passionate developers who have an affinity with the mobile landscape. As an app developer you might be involved with creating the next big game for the iPhone, or you might just be updating an Android app for a leading supermarket chain. There can be big rewards when it comes to mobile apps, so have a look at the relevant IT recruitment opportunities on to find your next job.

Website designer

Can you think of any business that doesn’t have a website? Even SMEs and one-man bands have websites these days so there is a lot of potential when it comes to IT opportunities. Many businesses entrust other companies to design and build a website for them as they do not have the skills to do it themselves. If you are a dab hand at creative design, you might be well suited to becoming a website designer. You will be able to lay out a website so it is easy to use, as well as visually appealing; you will also consider how it will be used on a mobile device. Once this is complete, you will work with the development team to get it up and running. It all becomes very worthwhile when you see your design live on the internet.

Security specialist

Now that so many people use the internet for their everyday needs, there needs to be a tighter level of security so data doesn’t get stolen or lost. The public trust the web for everything from shopping to banking, so having the right level of trust is important. You could join a bank or retailer to help with their programming with a view on the security of the site. It is an important role that helps to maintain the integrity of the company, as any data breaches can be very bad publicity. You will find these types of roles advertised from brands themselves as well as specialist IT job sites.

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