What job role are in the IT sector?

Skills shortages in key areas of the digital economy mean there are many different IT careers available for all levels in the It sector. The fastest rates of growth in the high growth scenario are recorded in information and communication (4.2% p.a.), professional, scientific and technical services (2.4% p.a.) as shown on the Department for the Economy Skills Barometer for 2019, the report provides a detailed understanding of the skill requirements for the Northern Ireland economy up to 2028 with the aim of ensuring that any skills gaps are identified and addressed.  We are taking some time to explore a number of jobs roles over the next few weeks, some of which you may never have heard of or associated with IT before, see what skills that you have for a role in the IT sector.

Application analyst

An applications analyst or problem analyst, technical adviser and system analyst maintains IT services and with face-to-face contact with users who need technical support. You could be working on multiple projects at once so you need the ability to switch between jobs quickly and stay in control of difficult situations. It’s also important that you can explain technical information to non-technical users and elicit clients’ needs.
Strong technical skills are essential as is knowledge of, and certification in, the relevant computer language (HMLS, CSS, #C, Microsoft SQL etc.) and applications. Click the link to find out more about working as an application analyst.

Business analyst


As Business analyst comprehensive understanding of the organisation and the sector it operates in to help them develop, identifying future needs as well as coming up with solutions to meet these needs. These roles are very competitive and degree relevant subjects as as business information can help you stand out as the best candidate but any degree that shows excellent analytical skills will be useful. See what skills you need to be a successful Business analyst.

Cyber security analyst

Also known as an information security analyst or cyber intelligence analyst protects an organisation by preventing, detecting and managing cyber threats. You could be offering advisory services to clients or working to protect the security of the organisation you work for.
This is a rapidly growing field and there is a skills shortage, wdo you have the right skills needed to have a successful career as a cyber circuity analyst. You’ll usually start in an entry-level or junior cyber security role, after several years of experience you could become a senior cyber security analyst or consultant. Read all about life as a cyber security analyst. 
There are loads of job roles in the IT sector just waiting for you! Check back next week to see what other job roles that would suit you!