5 TECH JOBS CRE­ATED BY NEW AD­VANCES IN DIG­I­TAL SEC­TORS

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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.

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