5 TECH JOBS CREATED BY NEW ADVANCES IN DIGITAL SECTORS
1 SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
In the 13 years since Facebook was founded, it has collected 1.89 billion users. Other major players such as Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest have also gained massive customer bases. Social media managers help individuals and organisations promote their brand on social networks.
SOFTWARE 2 PROGRAMMER
Software and applications programmers design, develop, test and maintain program code. They are particularly sought since the introduction of mobile phone apps. The workforce is expected to jump from 98,300 to 116,300 between 2015 and 2020.
3 WEB DEVELOPER
This role involves planning, producing and maintaining websites and applications. About 10,300 multimedia specialists and web developers are employed in Australia.
4 DATA SCIENTIST
As companies begin to harness the power of collected data, scientists are needed to interpret data for business insights. In Australia, the top end of data scientists/engineers earn $130,000-plus a year.
CYBER SECURITY 5 ANALYST
With new technology comes new ways for criminals to take advantage of it. Cyber security experts are in demand from employers such as banks.