Top 10 Hottest IT Jobs for 2017

January 3, 2017

Data scientist, engineer, and UX designer are among the tech jobs that will be in demand in the new year, experts say.

2017 looks bright for the tech industry, as more companies look to hire IT professionals with advanced skills to continue digital transformation efforts.

"The IT sector is still growing faster compared to many other occupations," said Tim Herbert, senior vice president of research and market intelligence at CompTIA. "The outlook is generally encouraging."

The new year will likely see increased emphasis on soft skills in IT, as more projects overlap with business units, Herbert said. "In collaboration between developers and CMOs or CFOs, project management skills, communication skills, and presentation skills will be in-demand by employers," he said.

It will also be incredibly important for IT professionals to stay abreast of new technologies and keep their skills sharp in 2017. "Remaining static and passive is the biggest risk right now for IT professionals," Herbert said.

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