The Evolution of the IT Professional

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Dec 17, 2014 05:04 pm PST

By 2022, tech jobs are projected to have grown by 18% from today’s figures. The tech sector is not just getting bigger; it is also changing shape as new skills come to the fore and older roles diminish. What skills will be most needed in the future and just how has the sector transformed over the last 25 years? Our infographic looks back to look forward and charts the ongoing evolution of the IT professional.

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We kick off in 1990 with the release of Microsoft 3.0 and the challenge it posed to the dominance of Apple Macintosh. At the time, the World Wide Web was still a year away from becoming publicly available. Then all of a sudden, everything began to change more quickly.

So what does the future hold? The growth of the IT sector is a given, but it will likely be uneven growth. Certain core skills are likely to see higher demand than others. In terms of our projections, it will be those working in security and analyst roles that look set to lead the way.

Find out how we got here and where we may be heading below.

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