Seeking Big Bucks? Have a Look at These Unheard IT Jobs in 2020

Get yourself technology secure by the end of 2020.

Your career’s vulnerability solely depends on how technology adept you are in modern times. With ever more advancement of technology in our lives, our career is always at stake. Yet, they are exposing us to a new era of newer technologies to keep us future-ready.

The new decade is going to experience a whole new era of advanced workforce with job skills that were once not renowned. Thanks to the adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), wearable tech, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality, machine-to-machine (M2M), 5G, and augmented reality.

From a career perspective, there’s good news and bad news. Millions of jobs will be eliminated and replaced, millions of workers will lose their jobs to automation and AI.

However, the good news is, with newer job roles in the technology market, you will be able to scan through some of the best IT jobs that will keep you on the edge. This is good news, especially for tech professionals looking to build a data science career or get into AI or cloud computing.

For those looking to grab a six-figure salary or fat paychecks, you might want to give a glance at these job roles:

Data Scientist

Big data and analytics are undoubtedly the most talked about topics in tech. Ever since the term ‘data scientist’ was coined, job opportunities and job roles for data science professionals have drastically grown.

The volume of worldwide storage of data estimates to be around 40 zettabytes by the end of 2020, says a report by Researchgate. Therefore, using the right tools and technologies will be crucial for IT professionals looking to take up data science as their mainstream career.

Plenty of job opportunities will open for aspiring data scientists and big data engineers who collect data, analyze data and come up with actionable insights.

Besides data scientists, opportunities for big data engineers will be boundless. At present, the salary packages range around USD 163, 250 for big data professionals – RobertHalf.

  • Job satisfaction ratings – 4
  • of unfilled job roles – 6,542
  • Median base salary package – USD 120, 395

DevOps Engineer

The DevOps market is projected to reach USD 6.6 billion by year-end (2020). The modern business focus is drawn toward making DevOp become the next key focus on shaping the lives of many developers. By the end of 2020, DevOps is said to reach its peak thus opening huge job opportunities for DevOps engineers.

  • Job satisfaction ratings – 3.9
  • of unfilled job roles – 6,603
  • Median base salary package – USD 107,310

Java Developer

The past few years have been challenging, with multiple changes that kept creeping every six months. Also, there have been many releases of popular frameworks like Spring Security 5, Spring Boot 2, and Spring 5, etc. however, 2020 is poised to be a year where Java developers will see a demand curve for individuals having skills like Dockers, Jenkins, Git, Java 9,10,11,12,13, Spring framework 5, Unit testing, RESTful web service, Spring security 5.0, Spring Boot 2, Android, Apache Spark, and Kafka, etc.

  • Job satisfaction ratings – 3.9
  • of unfilled job roles – 16,136
  • Median base salary package – USD 83,589

Front-end Engineer

Front-end engineers having acquired skills in Angular, Preact, Ember, Vue.js, React, and Svelte will be high in demand. With emerging frameworks in JavaScript – the career of a front-end engineer will always be in demand.

  • Job satisfaction ratings – 3.9
  • of unfilled job roles – 13,122
  • Median base salary package – USD 105,240

Product Manager

Product managers are bound to become strategic leaders in recent times. Most often they were confused for senior technology leads, user experience designers, and at times project managers. However, the job role of a product manager is seen to have an astounding growth of 32% between the years – 2017 and 2019.

  • Job satisfaction ratings – 3.8
  • of unfilled job roles – 12,173
  • Median base salary package – USD 117,713

Notably, 2020 is a year for data science professionals and IT aspirants looking to pave their way toward careers that are bound to rise.

There is no doubt that these technology job roles will rule the upcoming decade.

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