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10 Most 'Disruptive' IT Jobs in the Year Ahead


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A recent analysis by Burning Glass Technologies concluded that the Information Technology skill areas projected to grow the fastest this year include quantum computing and connected technologies.

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Software company Burning Glass Technologies projected quantum computing and connected technologies will be among the 10 most "disruptive" information technology (IT) job roles in the year ahead, with forecast growth rates of 135% and 104%, respectively.

Other jobs projected to be most distruptive in the year ahead include IT roles in financial technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, IT automation, natural language processing, proactive security, software development methodologies, the cloud, and parallel computing.

According to the Burning Glass analysis, "Eight of the 10 skill areas are already commonly requested in over 30% of occupations. This diffusion of skills across different jobs and industries is hybridizing many roles and teams, requiring employers to be thoughtful in determining which roles are best suited for embedding these skills."

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