Tech to dom­i­nate emerg­ing jobs

The Northern Star - - GAMES & GADGETS -

TECH-heavy roles have dom­i­nated Aus­tralia’s emerg­ing jobs for 2018.

LinkedIn, the world’s largest pro­fes­sional net­work, an­a­lysed mil­lions of user-in­put job ti­tles from the last five years to find the jobs crit­i­cal for Aus­tralian busi­ness.

The 2018 Emerg­ing Jobs Re­port re­vealed that the top five most in-de­mand roles are cus­tomer suc­cess man­ager, data sci­en­tist, full stack en­gi­neer, cy­ber se­cu­rity ex­pert and ex­pe­ri­ence de­signer.

Peter Sparkes, se­nior di­rec­tor of Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Ser­vices at Sy­man­tec, which pro­vides cy­ber­se­cu­rity soft­ware and ser­vices, said with the vol­ume of high-threat cy­ber se­cu­rity at­tacks grow­ing year on year, it was no sur­prise cy­ber se­cu­rity ex­perts had been named one of the top emerg­ing jobs in Aus­tralia this year.

“In fact, as an in­dus­try, with threats ris­ing, we are fac­ing a global short­age of cy­ber se­cu­rity ex­perts and, ac­cord­ing to a study by Frost and Sul­li­van, the global cy­ber se­cu­rity work­force will be short by ap­prox­i­mately 1.8 mil­lion peo­ple in the next five years,” Mr Sparkes said.

“For con­sumers shar­ing more per­sonal data with busi­nesses than ever be­fore, and with grow­ing ex­pec­ta­tions on busi­nesses to pro­tect these, the widen­ing skills gap will be­come harder to ig­nore.”

Last year, Sy­man­tec’s an­nual “In­ter­net Se­cu­rity Threat” re­port found that Aus­tralia ranked eighth in Asia Pa­cific and Ja­pan for over­all cy­ber se­cu­rity threats.

Se­nior di­rec­tor Ja­son Laufer said the top five emerg­ing jobs were all in high de­mand.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

Tech is no longer an in­dus­try, it's ev­ery­where.

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