6 IT roles prime for reskilling

Posted by Rudy Mitra on Jul 7, 2020 6:31:56 PM
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6 IT roles prime for reskilling

IT roles are evolving fast. The frantic rate at which technology is changing has shifted business requirements. The enormous growth of new products and services will create a predicted 133 million new roles.

Businesses need to consider roles that are prime for reskilling to support these digital transformations. With the dominance of cloud computing and the rise of edge computing and enterprise mobility, it has drastically increased the IT landscape and it will continue to do so once the global economy bounces back from the pandemic.


Reskilling needs

Education is critical for economic growth and creating future opportunities. Now is the time to invest in your people. IT professionals need to grow within their positions and upskill through training and certifications, which will allow them to thrive in the ever-changing IT landscape.

Here's our list of 6 IT roles that are prime for reskilling:


1. Business Analyst

Business Analysts are the link between business operations and IT.

When undergoing a digital transformation, many companies utilise hybrid cloud strategies which result in a mix of private and public cloud alongside on-premises infrastructure. Business analysts need to deal with this complexity from a business and technology point of view.

Business analysts need to reskill in cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cyber security and edge computing.


2. Cyber Security Analyst

The adoption of sophisticated technology has a significant impact on Cyber Security Analysts.

Companies are using hybrid cloud systems, managing a workforce of mobile devices and remote facilities that are all connected to the IoT. Cyber security professionals must keep up to date with the latest security technologies to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals.

Developing communication skills to collaborate effectively with senior management assures that vulnerabilities are patched and that risks are successfully being managed and eliminated.


3. Infrastructure Manager

Hybrid cloud environment uses a mix of public and private cloud services which provides organisations with the flexibility to share data and applications between them. Most Infrastructure Managers would be responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of such core systems within the organisation. They'd also support the delivery of IT services, develop key vendor management skills and establish standards and procedures to ensure that all the elements can function successfully together.

Not only do Infrastructure Managers need to plan and design the IT infrastructure, but they're also accountable for managing the team, reporting, monitoring and forming an IT strategy.


4. System Administrator

The role of the System Administrator role has moved away from on-premises infrastructure and focuses more on managing cloud systems and services.

Reskilling with a focus on value add will ensure automation will not replace this position. Reskilling in planning and software configuration, licensing and understanding the capacity needs and costs will assure the endurance of this role.

Automation will give System Administrators more time to solve critical IT operation issues, thus adding more value to the business.


5. Web Developer

AI has a massive impact on web development. It unlocks cutting edge features that allow for simple website navigation, allowing potential customers to find the correct information quickly.

To keep up with the latest trends, Web Developers need to reskill and increase their knowledge of programming languages in conjunction with upskilling in areas such as AI, optimisation for mobile, voice search, modular design and cybersecurity.


6. Network Administrator

The concept of the enterprise network is shifting, and the cloud is the driving force behind these changes.

Network infrastructures have become extremely complex. They often link to cloud services, mobile devices, edge computing and IoT. Network administrators need to reskill and get certified in cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud.

With most businesses moving to the cloud, IT professionals need to reskill for their roles to evolve and grow alongside the dynamic business environment.


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