Keith Sims, President of Integrity Resource Management – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in CIO, 5 Hot IT Career Trends — and 5 Going Cold

Plano, TX 10/15/2020

By: Paul Heltzel

The growing IT skills gap, demand for hybrid roles, and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.

There’s a major IT skills gap in the country and it’s only expected to widen. According to the World Economic Forum, closing the global skills gap could add $11.5 trillion to the global GDP by 2028. Organizations are looking for ways to bridge the gap, but if anything, the global pandemic has worsened the problem, according to the WEF.

Keith Sims, president of Integrity Resource Management, agrees, saying he is seeing less demand for what he calls “utility roles,” such as database and system administration, as well as less need for performance monitoring and testing.

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