In-demand information technology (IT) jobs

Information technology is a major part of the tech industry and it continues to grow. Here are five in demand IT jobs.

In-demand information technology (IT) jobs

IT continues to be a major part of tech jobs growth.

The tech industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 12% growth rate between 2018 and 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. And according to an industry research report from CompTIA, the global information technology market is expected to reach $5 trillion this year. Yes, trillion. The biggest sector of the tech industry continues to be IT and business services, and that growth means new IT jobs. It's no surprise at all to learn that 17% of respondents to a recent Monster survey of veterans said they were looking for jobs in IT when they left military service.

To make it easier for you to find the right job in IT and business services, we compiled data using the TalentNeuron tool from Gartner to determine top tech jobs posted to Monster. We then consulted Labor Insights™ from Burning Glass as well as Monster's Salary Guide to layer in some more specifics about the prospects for the top jobs on Monster—things like job growth and median annual salary.

Check out this list of five in-demand IT jobs and see if one of them is the right fit for you.

Computer support specialist

What you'll do: You'll provide technical support to computer users, either as a part of an organization's or company's IT department, or to individual users in person or via telephone or other communication. You'll maintain computer networks and fix problems as they arise, or help clients and customers diagnose and solve computer problems.

What you'll need: According to Labor Insights™ data, the majority of jobs require a high school diploma or an associate degree. Top skills include customer service, Microsoft Active Directory, hardware and software installation

What you'll make (median annual salary): $42K

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Computer systems engineer

What you'll do: As a computer system engineer, you'll create computer and data communication networks for companies and organizations. plan and design layouts for a network, determine the hardware needed and placement of computers, servers, cables, and routers; determine data storage and system capacity, speed, and software needed for a system.

What you'll need: Most computer systems engineer positions require a bachelor's degree, although some jobs may require a high school diploma. Top skills include systems engineering, Linux, Java.

What you'll make: A systems engineer salary is $105,937, according to Monster data.

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Data warehouse analyst

What you'll do: Data warehouse analysts design, build, and maintain computer systems that store large amounts of data. You'll implement methods of processing or retrieving data while addressing security and privacy requirements.

What you'll need: Although a bachelor's degree is frequently sought, some positions require only a high school diploma and previous experience. Top skills include SQL, Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL), Informatica.

What you'll make: $92K

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IT project manager

What you'll do: You'd manage projects for a company in the information technology (IT) industry; identify project requirements, develop and manage project budgets and schedules, lead project teams, and manage communications with project stakeholders, including company management and clients. Projects may include initiatives to create new products or improve or expand technology or systems.

What you'll need: A bachelor's degree or higher. Top skills include scrum, software development, JIRA.

What you'll make: $105K

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Systems analyst

What you’ll do: As a systems analyst, you’ll review the overall information processing needs of a business or organization to help it plan and build computer networks, acquire the right software, and test systems for accuracy, efficiency, and ease of use.

What you’ll need: Most jobs require a bachelor’s degree in computer or information sciences, but some employers may be open to different education programs in conjunction with IT or computer programming skills. Top skills include systems analysis, SQL, SAP.

What you’ll make: $84K

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