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Alternative jobs in the IT sector

Anyone who has been paying attention can't fail to realise that there is a technological revolution going on to rival anything that has come before.

So many aspects of our day to day lives have been impacted by new tech, digitization and highly developed IT systems that the 21st century has already been marked out as very different from the previous one.

Job seekers

For job seekers this all adds up to create a far more exciting environment than before. Not only are there many new and innovative ways to actually find the right employment, but there is also a wide spectrum of opportunities and careers that simply didn't exist only a short time ago.

Many of these new alternative jobs are found in the IT sector. In fact, there are so many that most lay people are unlikely to be aware of them, and even some involved on the fringes of the industry might not know about them either.

DevOps Engineer

DevOps is a made-up word combining "development" and "operations" and was coined to cover the

collaboration and crossover between software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals.

Demand for skilled DevOps Engineers is rapidly increasing even though the actual definition and delineations for the role are still in some ways uncertain. However, this has more to do with the almost limitless potential it involves rather than any real confusion about how effective it can be.

DevOps skills include coding or scripting, process re-engineering and high levels of ability in communicating and collaborating with others.

Software architect

A software architect is an expert with the ability to make high-level design choices. Often involved in multi-tier and multi-platform projects, this role offers the opportunity to dictate technical standards such as software coding standards, and help create new tools and even whole platforms.

Suitable for anyone who has the knowledge of creating, defining, or choosing an application framework and ability to create component designs, these roles are a position of status and usually come with rewards that reflect that.

Finding opportunities

As well as actually creating new roles, the way tech and IT has advanced means that the way job seekers can find the best opportunities has changed too.

A dedicated Technology Recruitment Specialist will not only feature the very best vacancies but also know how to deal with candidates as individuals, taking each person on a case by case basis and finding the best fit for them.

In this way, both employers and job seekers can find their best interests are being catered for, with the end result being the right person for the right job.

Future trends

In the same way that no one can ever be quite sure how IT systems, software and hardware will develop in the future, there are certain to be new and exciting jobs that come about as part of the process and which we don't even have names for yet.

This is why the whole sector can be such an interesting and innovative industry to get involved with.

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