Traditional IT roles like network engineer and software developer aren’t the only tech jobs available these days. In fact, more and more, hybrid positions that require a combination of IT skills such as computer science, data analytics or coding, as well as soft or traditional skills like communication, problem-solving and collaboration are seeking tech-savvy workers. Here are four hybrid positions that saw increases in the number of job postings in Q3 2018 as compared to Q3 2017 according to data from Burning Glass Technologies.
Search Marketing Strategist
In Q3 2018, the number of search marketing strategist job postings nearly doubled, which is no surprise considering how critical it is for organizations today to show up in relevant online searches. Most people wouldn't necessarily consider search marketing an IT job, but these roles straddle the line between technologist and marketing pro. According to MyNextMove.org, search marketing strategists employ search marketing tactics to increase visibility and engagement with content, products or services in Internet-enabled devices; analyze research, data or technology to understand user intent; and measure outcomes for ongoing optimization.
Document Management Specialist
As companies search for ways to better capture, store, retrieve, share and destroy electronic records and documents, document management specialists have become critical to operations. As compared to Q3 2017, job postings for document management specialists saw an increase of more than 60 percent in Q3 2018. While being a "document specialist" may not sound high tech, understanding and implementing enterprise-wide technology is a major part of the role, which also includes conducting assessments to identify document management needs; consulting with end users; and monitoring regulatory activity to maintain compliance.
Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologist
According to MyNextMove.org, geospatial information scientists and technologists research or develop geospatial technologies. In other words, they create or use technology to capture or analyze geographical information. Plenty of industries, including agriculture, mining, health care, retail trade, urban planning, or military intelligence, rely on these skilled professionals to inform a variety of business and organizational decisions. And demand is on the rise: Job postings seeking geospatial information scientists and technologists increased 60 percent from Q3 2017 to Q3 2018.
Business Intelligence Analyst
With a 40 percent increase in job postings from Q3 2017 to Q3 2018, business intelligence analysts continue to be in demand for their ability analyze trends in industries and markets and to communicate this information internally and externally. While these positions require a mix of business skills like sales, marketing and management, business intelligence analysts also need to be able to synthesize data and understand the technologies they are using.
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