IT is a field that is quickly evolving and adapting to the new technological advances of our time. 2016 is projected to be no different. Here at Blue Chip Talent, we see first-hand the progression of the IT industry through the types of jobs in demand. Each region of the US mandates different IT needs. As such, researchers at Robert Half Technology have compiled the Top 5 demanded IT positions from each region. In this post we focus on the “East North Central” region, or simply, the good ol’ Midwest.

  1. Web Developer

In this day in age, a company without a decent web page is like a peacock without its feathers, or Harry Potter without his wand. Tragic, we know. Luckily web developers are there to save the day. They are responsible for developing the code that dictates how a website will function. Web developers are the glue that keeps every website together. Imagine an internet without them, *shivers*. No wonder, as mobile browsing is expanding, more companies must scramble to get their websites as user friendly as possible.

  1. Programmer Analyst

A programmer analyst does the job of both systems analyst and computer programmer. They design and develop software and computer systems. After development, they are also responsible for ensuring that it works seamlessly and up to the standards of their clients. It is the best of both techy worlds!

  1. Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator is a title in the IT world that covers a wide variety of responsibilities that differ with each organization. They can be involved in network administration, database administration, or even security administration. Simple, System Administrators are in charge of managing the infrastructure and servers that underlie information technology. They keep networks and computer hardware running without any problems.

  1. Help Desk

Oh help desk, what would we do without you? Being on the IT help desk means knowing all the basics and much, much more. You not only have to know how to properly trouble shoot computer, but also have amazing customer service to help frustrated tech-challenged customers. Chances are they have already tried the power button.

  1. Software Engineer

Software Engineers combine computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the design, development, and analysis of computer software and systems. There are many types of software that a software engineer can develop, including, operating systems, computer games, middleware, business applications, mobile applications, and network control systems. The evolution of technology guarantees the existence of this position in the IT field.