Comprehensive List but Missing One Key Role
Great post and list for the best ranked tech jobs in 2016. I would say I have to agree with this list. Being in the field of BI and Data Analytics, I have seen how the intersection of all the roles are key and at what levels they are in demand. In lieu of this comprehensive list, there is still one more critical role that needs to be valued. It may not be a "Top 10 Best Tech Job" type of role, but it is a job that I have noticed is vital since the beginnings of IT emergence and certainly across my 15 year career span in IT. It is that of the strong, analytical thinking Business Analyst (BA). A good BA can make or break the success of IT initiatives. In addition, a BA coupled with a good Project Management background can really make a difference in the success of IT delivery. This role is often overlooked but is necessary to the lifecycle of IT activities. You often find there are IT professionals who are very skilled and technical, but don't have the competency to communicate with customers effectivitely. Finding someone, that can uniquely fill this gap and be the glue to front-facing (i.e. customers, a non-technical audience, business peers) and back-end folks....is golden role and job.....that wil carry you in IT for 2016 and beyond. Job roles and fancy titles to describe them come and change all the time in IT, but the need for folks with both a technical / customer facing personality set and skill do not.