As always, some things never change in the ever-evolving IT industry. Recruiting talent is still as difficult as ever and demand outweighs supply. The gig economy is growing and, according to some reports, up to 40% of the workforce is expected to be part of it by the year 2020. New companies and technologies are constantly emerging and that’s great, but it is pretty much yesterday’s news. So, let’s take a look at what’s hot and what isn’t.

Hot: Security

Despite the fact pretty much everyone nowadays is aware how detrimental to a company it can be to be exposed to risk, many seem to be unprepared. The media keeps talking about cyber security, but to no avail. When it comes to security jobs, the demand greatly outweighs the supply. Just like with java remote jobs, we’re seeing a rise in security remote jobs, but also more full-time and in-house workers. The increasing demands for developers familiar with Ruby, Java and Python comes as no surprise either.

Cold: Job Security

Funnily enough, as hot as security jobs and java remote jobs are at the moment, actual job security does not seem to be too high. The bigger a tech company is, the shortest the job tenure. Giants like Amazon and Facebook have the average job tenure of less than 2 years, which is a lot less than in most industries. But, this is not black and white. Yes, 2 years is a lot less than in most industries, but IT companies are by far the most aggressive when it comes to hiring. This, consequently, leads to more job jumping than in other industries. Essentially, people who work in IT tend to switch jobs more often than others and that isn’t really anything new.

Hot: Upskilling

Upskilling is always hot and it is no different this year. According to some reports and surveys, the ability to upskill on company time is one of the most desirable job benefits. In fact, most people surveyed claim that keeping up with the newest trends and developing professionally is the number 1 reason to accept a job. Considering the industry is developing and growing so fast, it is no wonder most IT professionals want to stay on top of their game.

Hot: Flexibility

Workplace flexibility is, predictably, on the rise. Even for companies that want all of their staff based at their headquarters.

Cold: Full-time Remote Work

If you’re looking for java remote jobs or something similar, you may be surprised to learn that these things are not nearly as common as one would believe. Huge companies like Reddit, Yahoo and IBM have made a conscious effort to pull workers back to the headquarters, unless the worker specifically asked to work remotely full time.

Hot: Soft Skills

Soft skills are in demand. Everyone is after recruiters, annalists and executives.

Cold: Perks No One Needs

Since companies are having a really hard time keeping (and recruiting) talent, some throw ridiculous, practically useless job perks to improve the job offering. This may not help them or their image in the long run.

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