In recent years, a concept that until recently was completely unknown has become popular: the digital nomads.
This movement of young people armed with a laptop and a good internet connection – who refuse to work in the office and prefer to do it remotely – are just the tip of the iceberg of a series of new professions, fields and even life forms that are born thanks to new technologies.
And they all have something in common: his raison d & # 39; être is the internet and the digital economy.
Several companies that specialize in digital talent have already placed their bets on what the professional profiles will be that we will talk about next year.
These are some of them.
1. Cyber security specialist
According to research published on 12 December by Robert Half Technology, one of the largest companies in the world in the field of technological recruitment, the most requested in 2019 are specialists in cybersecurity.
"The professionals of data security, information, networks and cloud security there is a lot of demand, because companies are increasingly dependent on data for their daily business activities, "reads a report in the magazine on technological trends CIO.
"These professionals ensure that the company's information technology initiatives are safe for potential threats inside and outside the organization."
"And they need to stay up-to-date on industry conditions, future security trends and ensure that the company's hardware, software and networks remain secure."
But in addition to protecting data and reducing massive attacks, they also have to Prevent large leaks without jeopardizing the privacy of users.
2. Blockchain developer
According to Robert Half Technology, the blockchain will be the second most requested digital field in 2019.
And LinkedIn, the largest professional social network on the internet, says it is the fastest growing employment sector. The company says the demand for blockchain developers It has increased 33 times in the United States last year.
This type of technology is essential for the development of cryptocurrencies: each of these is based on what is known as technology. distributed accounting (DLT). And blockhain is the most popular.
It is a kind of decentralized database that can be translated into Spanish as "chain of blocks" and that collects information that is in sets (blocks).
At the moment, interest continues to grow, although there are few specialized professionals. In fact, this was one of the most wanted questions on Google this year "What is bitcoin?"
Guy Berger, LinkedIn's chief economist, explained in the company's blog that "only time will tell whether the blockchain will become a long-term trend on the world market."
3. Machine learning engineer
"Artificial intelligence is there to stay," says Berger.
"It does not mean that robots will steal your work, but it is likely that they will continue to grow in fields and functions related to artificial intelligence."
Berger says that six of the 15 new jobs in 2018 have somehow been related to artificial intelligence, and that his research shows that "it is beginning to penetrate in all industries, not just technology".
He also explained that skills related to machine learning increased by 190% between 2015 and 2017.
According to the LinkedIn report, Apple, Intel and NVIDIA they are the most important companies in the US. for which operators are needed.
And Robert Half Technology also ensures that this sector will be the key in 2019.
4. Cloud architect
The architecture of cloud computing (also known under the English term, cloud) has become the method that many companies prefer to store their data.
That is why cloud architects (or architects) cloud) are among the most requested digital works.
These professionals are responsible for managing the cloud of an organization, that is, creating it servers, platforms, storage solutions and models of cloud systems, in addition to leading the change associated with the adoption of this technology for a company.
Their salary is usually high: they earn an average of US $ 125,000 per year, according to PayScale.
According to Robert Half Technology, cloud computing is the technological skill in which most employees in the sector are trained in the United States.
The world cloud It is getting bigger. Specialists in security, IT and cloud architecture will see demand rising.
5. Analyst company information
The fifth most requested profile for next year will be business intelligence analysts. But what exactly is his function?
These professionals are mainly concerned with analyze data that the company uses to make decisions.
Your task is to maximize the usability of the data.
These kinds of specialists have computer skills and Company Informationthat is the ability to convert data into information that can be used to optimize costs, analyze profitability or enter new markets, among other things.
"It is a role that is becoming increasingly important as companies continue to collect data and make it meaningful," according to the CIO report.