A Battle For IT Talent — The 15 Top Emerging Jobs In The U.S.

Data science is booming, as businesses pivot from harvesting to making sense of data. Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming commonplace in business and consumer’s lives. It’s no secret that data is top of mind.

Data is quickly becoming a company’s most valuable resource. In turn, all industries are snapping up the hard-to-hire IT and healthcare IT talent. From developers to data scientists to engineers, the battle for the best IT talent wages on. As industries prepare for 2020, the need for professionals who can both understand the technology and manage the customer relationship, to build infrastructure and keep it organized, are roles that are growing in importance.

Software As A Service

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become indistinguishable from innovation. As businesses increasingly rely on data for daily operations, the most in-demand roles have a hybrid of soft and hard skills. So, to gear up for the future, companies are hiring for soft skills — people who can adapt to changing roles in flexible organizational structures.

Data, information, systems, network and cloud security talent with hard and soft skills ensure long-term advancement. There has been growth across the board for these top 15 emerging jobs: Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Robotics Engineer, Data Scientist, Full Stack Engineer, Data Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Back End Developer, Behavioral Health Technician, Cybersecurity Specialist, Chief Revenue Officer, Cloud Engineer, and JavaScript Developer. And in particular, a few soft skill-focused roles — Product Owner, Customer Success Specialist, and Sales Development Representative — are in very high demand within the tech industry. The Newport Group knows how to find top-performing talent. From California to Washington D.C. to New York, we’ve placed candidates for almost all these positions.

The future of the tech industry relies heavily on people skills. Businesses need AI architect candidates with knowledge of technical concepts and strong communication to help get leadership on board. For example, cloud architects need a strong understanding of cloud services and vendor management. Developers need to understand client requirements and provide recommendations for improving web, software, and mobile applications to meet user needs. The future of things like software as a service (SaaS), a $278B industry, will rely on people skills, which can’t be automated, to successfully companion with new technologies.

The Newport Group Solution

The Newport Group is a leading executive recruiting firm with expertise in numerous industry verticals. We deploy proprietary data sets and meticulous processes to identify, recruit, place, and help retain blue-chip talent at leading companies nationwide.

Our team of recruiters is active in all sectors of real estate development, including production homebuilding, multifamily, commercial, retail, and land. Construction verticals include commercial, civil, utility, pipeline, infrastructure, as well as environmental consulting and remediation. Additional expertise covers IT sectors, including healthcare IT. Ever strategic in our approach, we present talent that aligns with our clients’ strategic objectives. Learn more about us here.