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Top high-paying IT jobs and required skills for 2020

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The designations such as Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Developer, Designer, IT security Manager and the like are among the exceptionally well-paying job roles and their value in marketing is expanding each day.

Every industry whether it is e-commerce, healthcare, IT sector, startups(tech or non-tech), needs to coordinate and execute security policies, record and analyze the data, develop pc and mobile applications, and the like.

So it is evident that occupations demanding technology professionals acquiring a fine set of skills and aptitudes are going to dominate the market in 2020.

Labor force projection 2020 published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, predicts that there will be an increment of 20.5 million jobs by 2020. The report predicts that only a few profiles will grow more than 50% of the total in 2020. These profiles majorly incorporate the Information Technology domain.

Here’s a look at some of the highest-paying jobs according to Robert Half Technology’s 2020 Salary Guide:

1. Big Data Engineer : Data is tremendously growing at the rate of 40-60% per year, the individuals possessing the skill to regenerate large amounts of raw data into valuable information for strategical analysis, decision making, and technological advancement are in huge demand by Business Firms and modern industry. Data Engineers are liable for designing the company’s software and hardware architecture required by people with big data. To be a big data engineer, the usual requirements are a degree in Computer Science, a high-grade command in Mathematics and Databases.

Besides, organizations hiring Data Engineers also look for following supplementary skills:
Understanding of SQL and Python,Proficiency in cloud platforms,Knowledge of Java etc.

2. Mobile Applications Developer:  Owing to the increase in the number of mobile users, mobile application developers are invariably in demand. IT firms constantly require application development specialists to design and develop various apps that provide products solutions on platforms like IOS and Android. To be a Mobile application developer one must have experience

Top skills employers seek in a mobile application developer are:
Computer Science degree or equivalent,Cross-platform development,UX/UI Design,Programming languages and mobile computing,Agile methodologies experience.

3. Information Systems Security Manager:  Information systems security managers (or IT security managers) are accountable for regulating and administering security policies and standards to enhance the dependability and protection of IT projects. They control expected security threats and deal with the consequence of any violations or breaches.

ISS Managers also directs staff schedule and budget, controls backup and security systems, assess, test, and select new security products and technologies, data recovery, employee training, leads vulnerability audits, forensic investigations, and mitigation procedures, etc.

The applicants are expected to possess the following skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or a related technical field
  • Prior work experience in information security
  • Security concepts related to DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, proxy services, DDOS mitigation technologies
  • Network security architecture and development and definition
  • Firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols
  • Familiarity with the third-party auditing and cloud risk management
  • Analytical, communication and Decision-Making Skills.
  • Programming language like C, C++, C#, java, VMware, Windows, Linux, Oracle, Solaris, Cico, Active Directory, etc.
  • Certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or CompTIA Security.

4. Application Architect : Application Architect or Software Architects are liable for designing and analyzing the on-going software projects, usually working within a scope of one application (system). Applications architect are also responsible for monitoring the whole system, understanding all interactions within components on a given level of abstraction, and for defining limitations and requirements for source code.Application Architects earn an average salary of $141,750.

Technical skills required for this job profile is:
Math and science skills,Critical thinking,Creative problem solving,Software skill-set such as AJAX, C#, C++, and LAMP,Expertise in design and object-oriented design,Analytical and problem-solving skills.

5. Data Architect :   A Data Architect builds complex computer database systems for companies, either for the general public or for individual companies. They work with a team that looks at the needs of the database, the data that is available and creates a blueprint for creating, testing and maintaining that database. They translate business requirements into database solutions and supervise data storage (data centers). The security of the organized data is also a part of the Data Architect job role.

The employer seeks the following skills:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science
Applied math and statistics
Data visualization and data migration
RDBMSs (relational database management systems) or foundational database skills
Database management system software, especially Microsoft SQL Server
Practical knowledge of database languages, the most common of which is SQL.
Databases such as NoSQL and cloud computing.

6. Database Manager :   Database Manager upgrades hardware and software by assessing transaction processing and database production options and is responsible for maintaining database performance by troubleshooting problems. The data Manager undertakes platform up-gradation and enhancements by supervising system programming. In the current scenario, Database managers are specifically needed in huge organizations dealing with bulky data. A DB manager must possess strong leadership and strategic planning skills.

The skills employers seek in a Database manager are as follows:
Bachelor’s or master’s degree
Experience working with a database such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server or IBM DB2.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
An eye for detail and accuracy.
Ability to understand business needs.
Strong leadership skills.
Understanding of structured query language (SQL).

7. Data Security Analyst : A data security analyst or information security analyst is accountable for protecting the organization’s data from external attacks. Any organization which deals in big data or data-driven industries such as consulting, computer systems design, and financial services needs a Data Security Analyst.

The skills required to become a Data Security Analyst are:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, information assurance, or a related field
Thorough understanding of computer and network security
Firewall administration, encryption technologies, and network protocols
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
Up to date with the latest trends in security and government regulations
However, many companies prefer candidates who hold a master’s degree in business administration in information systems.

8. Software Engineer : Software engineers are responsible for designing and creating engineering specs for both applications and software, which makes them in-demand in the current and future markets.
The average salary for software engineers is $125,750.

The skills required to become a software engineer are:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related area
Information system, maths, and engineering knowledge
Specific programming language knowledge,Software development, design, and debugging
Object-oriented design (OOD),Problem-solving and logical thinking,Written and verbal.

9. Wireless Network/Cloud Engineer :With everything operating wireless these days such as wireless offices and mobile application development, the demand for wireless network/cloud engineers is increasing like never before. Wireless Network/Cloud Engineers are experts in diverse aspects of Network Technology and possess analytical and problem-solving skills for better career growth in this industry.

The additional skills required for this job profile include:

  • Certification like the Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP).
  • Academic background in wireless equipment and standards and WLAC.

10. Data Scientist : Knowledge of programming languages such as Python or Java is also sometimes necessary for the job as well. As one of the top tech jobs with the best career opportunities, data scientists have become one of the most demanding jobs across industries.Excellent communication skills, statistical and mathematical expertise are required to earn a midpoint salary of $125,250.

The skills required are as follows:

  • Maters in Programming, Statistics, Machine Learning, Linear Algebra and Calculus
  • Python,
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • SQL
  • NoSQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • Hadoop

11. Senior Web Developer : Senior web developers collect business obligations and then develop blueprints required for web-based applications. They always attempt to build consistent and attractive web properties.

The salary midpoint for senior web developers is $123,000.

Academic qualifications and skills required to be a Senior web Developer include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • Proficient in front-and back-end systems
  • Expert in one programming language
  • Experience on PHP and Ruby on Rails sites
  • Prior work experience
  • Experience in common languages like HTML5 and JavaScript

12. Systems Engineer:System engineers work with data and project managers to understand systems and consult with customers to determine their needs, corrects software errors in existing systems, and improves performance through hardware upgrades. They are liable for maintaining and supporting the technical infrastructure at a company, including system hardware and software. They do debug and reconfiguration of the system in case of system failure, if necessary.

The skills required are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering (4 years).
  • Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering (2 years).
  • Problem Solving and Troubleshooting
  • Motivating and Persuading Others
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Computer Skills

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UP children develop virtual device to celebrate Dussehra amid Covid-19

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Children in the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh have devised a ‘Smart Ravana’ to beat the pandemic and celebrate Dussehra on October 28 at the click of a button using their mobile phones while following social distancing norms.

This device will reflect the true message of ‘victory of truth over evil’ in the fight against coronavirus and celebrating the auspicious Hindu festival virtually. It will reduce the crowds of people gathering to celebrate ‘Ravana Dahan’, or the burning of demon god Ravan’s effigy.

The ‘Smart Ravana’ device operates on typing the word ‘Jai Shri Ram’ which in turn delivers a command and the device swiftly starts operating.

Under the guidance of young scientist Shyam Chaurasia who lives in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, some children developed the ‘Smart Ravana’ which will burn virtually on the social media on insertion of the command ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

Shyam told IANS that in view of the ongoing corona pandemic, he has made a ‘Smart Ravana’ with the help of young children in Varanasi. Through social media, a circuit is connected in the effigy of Ravana which in turn is connected to mobile phones. As soon as the command ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is given in the mobile, the circuit connected to the Ravana effigy will start functioning automatically and the effigy will start burning.

At present, it is available only in two-three feet tall Ravana effigies for young children. It can also be used in large effigies if desired.

Shaurya Yadav, the creator of the ‘Smart Ravana’, said it took nearly a week to build this device. The Ravana effigies can be burnt virtually through various social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. An old Android phone comprising a nine-volt battery, LED light and a heating plate have been used to make the ‘Smart Ravana’. The device costs nearly Rs 2,200.

Abhay Sharma, who partnered in making the ‘Smart Ravana’, said it is a revolutionary step amid the corona pandemic. It will help follow all the necessary Covid-19 protocols easily in an effective manner, he added.

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