Industry 4.0: Tech Roles In-Demand

We are now facing the newest revolution, which is called as Industry 4.0. The characteristic of this industry is shown by applied technology, such as advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual and augmented reality, additive manufacturing, and distributed manufacturing, which causing today in many countries & industries, the most in-demand occupations or specialties didn’t even exist five or ten years ago. In fact, several new IT jobs have been growing in popularity in many sectors of industry.

As a professional executive search firm, it is in no doubt that Shackleton Towers has been keeping up with the acceleration of in-demand tech roles. Bear in mind that tech roles aren’t just specifically for IT companies, but also for health care, hospitality, education, finance (which bear the term of Financial Technology), and many other major industries. Based on our experiences in helping companies to attract the best talent in IT roles, here are the top 6 IT jobs that many companies are looking for:

1. Back-End Developer

The key job role of a back-end developer is to ensure that the data or services requested by the front-end system or software are delivered through programmatic means. Typically, a back-end developer has expert programming skills in C++, C#, Java and other high-level programming languages.

2. Front-End Developer

A front-end developer is a programmer that codes the front end of a website. Typically, the front-end developer’s job is to convert website design files into raw HTML, JavaScript (JS) and/or CSS code. This includes the basic website design/layout, images, content, buttons, navigation, and internal links.

3. Full-Stack Developer

A full-stack developer is someone who understands not only the needs of clients (front-end) but also the data that are delivered through programmatic means (back-end). This person possesses in-depth programming languages such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. In order to develop JavaScript, he/she has to know jQuery/Ajax, AngularJS or ReactJS.

4. Mobile Application Programmer/Developer

Mobile Application Developers specialize in designing and developing mobile apps for various platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows, etc. Mobile developers write programs inside of a mobile development environment using the Objective C, C++, C# or Java programming languages. A mobile app developer chooses the operating system (a.k.a. mobile platform) they will develop for, such as Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS, then learns the programming languages and software development environment for that platform.

5. UI/UX Designer

UX and UI design are two different elements of the single consumer experience. UX refers to the user experience, which focuses on how something works and how people interact with it. UI, or user interface, focus on the look and layout. A UX designer ensures a product makes sense to the user by creating a path that logically flows from one step to the next. A UI designer ensures each page visually communicates that path.

6. SEO & SEM Specialist

Search Engine Marketing Specialists (SEO/SEM) are responsible for planning, implementing and managing a company’s overall SEO strategy. They usually cover a wide variety of duties such as web marketing, web analytics, content strategy planning, link building, and keyword strategy.

It’s no secret that companies have been competing to catch the best tech talents either by recruiting internally or collaborating with executive search firms. For understanding more about executive search firms, check out this helpful guide on “6 reasons to use an executive search firm”.

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