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Top 10 Computing Roles in Demand in the Irish IT Sector

Forfás’s National Skills Bulletin from July 2013 highlighted a demand for skilled workers for the IT roles listed below.

If you’re considering a career in IT it's important to research what these roles involve and then plan how you can learn and deliver these specialist skills to meet the demands of employers.

Head of the Faculty of Computing Science, Dr. Waseem Akhtar, highlights Griffith College courses that cover the skill set required for these job roles.

Griffith College computing student

1  WEB DEVELOPERS

with Java and related applications, web page development and end user experience and usability enhancement skills

Have a look at:

BSc (Hons) in Computing Science

MSc in Applied Digital Media

Higher Diploma in Web Development

2.  CLOUD COMPUTING SPECIALISTS

with skills and knowledge of cloud infrastructure, VMWare and other virtualisation technologies

Have a look at:

Postgraduate Diploma in Cloud Computing

NEW for 2014 MSc in Cloud Computing

3.  MOBILE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION DEVELOPER

 e.g. Apple iOS; Android (e.g. Honeycomb, Icecream, Sandwich); Windows Phone; Linux; Unix; open source tools; Software Development Life Cycle); the demand spans a range of levels but is particularly strong for high level skills

Have a look at: 

Postgraduate Diploma in Cloud Computing

hands with laptop programming

4.  SENIOR PROGRAMMERS

with expertise in relational databases (SQL Server), .NET, ASP.NET, Java, C+ and C++

Have a look at:

BSc (Hons) in Computing Science - Software Development Stream

MSc in Computing

5.  GAMES DEVELOPERS

with skills in web-based architecture and technologies, Java and game state

Have a look at:

BSc (Hons) in Computing Science - Games Development Stream

Male Griffith computing student at Apple Mac computer

6.  COMPUTING ARCHITECTS AND ADMINISTRATORS

with skills in:

- Big Data Analytics infrastructure and technologies

- Customer Relationship Management applications

- SQL Server database administration

Have a look at:

NEW for 2014 MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics

7.  IT PROJECT MANAGERS

with technical skills, programme management, business analytics, Agile/Scrum/Kanban and Prince II skill sets

Have a look at:

BSc (Hons) in Computing Science - Software Development Stream

Griffith computing student working on circuits and a laptop

8.  IT USER SUPPORT:

Networking and PC maintenance experts with skills in Cisco CCNA and MS MCITP

Have a look at:

BSc in Computing Science (level 7 ordinary degree)

BSc (Hons) in Computing Science - Networking Stream

Postgraduate Diploma in Networking

NEW for 2014 MSc in Network Security and Information Security

9.  IT SECURITY EXPERTS:

demand is growing, in part, due to the increased use in tablet computers and handheld devices; skills in demand include those with high level expertise in security, malware, digital forensics and web security

Have a look at:

BSc (Hons) in Computing Science

NEW for 2014 MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics

10.  IT TESTING AND TROUBLESHOOTING SPECIALISTS:

performance testers; automation and manual testers (especially in the financial and telecommunications industries)

Have a look at:

BSc (Hons) in Computing Science

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Useful Resources

National Skills Bulletin 2013

Forfas

Enterprise Ireland IT Sector

GradIreland IT

Written by Lydia Casey

 

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