10th Apr 2019

In Demand ICT Skills being met by CCT College Dublin Graduates

Developments in technology show that the need for skilled graduates is ever growing, and the skills in which Bachelor of Science in Information Technology students at CCT College Dublin will graduate with are in high demand.  Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing will also flourish in this sector and the College also offers a range of professional development programmes for IT and Business professionals who wish to upskill and refresh their skills to meet ongoing digitalisation.

Silicon Republic asked James Milligan, Director of UK, Ireland and EMEA at Hays what he predicted to be the top tech jobs in 2019:

Data Scientist

Companies now understand the value of data and the commercial risk of not investing. Data science strategies include improving the quality and usability of data and applying techniques such as machine and deep learning to provide insight that drives profitability. As data science permeates organisations the hottest sectors are life sciences, consulting, insurance, banking, transport and logistics, retail, telecoms, utilities, fast-moving consumer goods, and MedTech.

Key programming languages in this include Python Programming, which is offered on a part-time basis, twice a year at CCT College Dublin. The College also offers a part-time Diploma in Predictive Data Analytics for those who don’t have a technical background but who wish to use tools such as Rapidminer to help them interpret their data sets and make informed business decisions on the back of their data analysis. 

Cybersecurity Analyst

With GDPR legislation implemented in May of 2018 and the realisation by companies that customers’ data is a continuing reputational and commercial risk means that organisations continue to invest in this area. The sectors with the highest demand are technology, consulting and banking.

ISACA certified CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals (offered in the evening at CCT College) also gives managers and business owners a great insight into this area.  

Java Developer

Java is very popular with large enterprises and the release of Java 9 in late 2017 has seen increased adoption across all industries.

CCT College Dublin offers an Advanced Diploma in Java Programming and,  for those just wanting to dip their toe in the world of programming, Java is the programming language taught in the Introduction to Programming course.

Front-end Developer

Front-end developers are responsible for what we see in web applications. As expectations from users continue to focus on a clean experience, organisations continue to invest in this area. There is a high demand across all sectors as digital transformation remains firmly on most organisations’ agendas.

For those who wish to get started in this area, CCT College also offers a Diploma in Web Development in the evenings.

DevOps Engineer

The trend towards DevOps is set to accelerate as the divergence between development and IT operations continues. Hiring managers are placing as much focus on soft skills as technical skills for these roles, with customer centricity and problem-solving being most important.

App Developer

As apps proliferate and act as enablers for business and consumers, demand will continue for those engineers with the ability to create applications across desktop and mobile devices, primarily in Windows, iOS or Android.

Mobile App Development can be studied on a part-time evening basis at CCT.

Cloud Architect

As we reach a tipping point with more organisations in the public and private sector migrating to the cloud, we are seeing increased demand for professionals for overseeing this strategy. The role is broad and may include implementation, application design, management and monitoring.

Digital Project Manager

Organisations are running broad transformation projects to enhance customer experience and take advantage of data science. The demand for professionals who can manage this transition will continue.

If you are interested in learning more about any of the courses offered at CCT College Dublin, whether on a full-time or part-time basis, contact the admissions team today.