Who is hard to find?

Some positions in the IT sector are harder to fill then others. Which ones are the most difficult?

by Mike Dreisch

The most challenging position to fill in the IT sector can vary depending on location, company size, and industry focus. However, some positions are commonly known to be in high demand and require a specific set of skills that are not easy to find. This is where many companies look to their external RPO agencies to support their hiring efforts. Here are a few of the most ‘tough-to-fill’ positions:

  1. Data Scientists: As more and more companies rely on data to drive their decision-making, the demand for skilled data scientists has skyrocketed. These professionals must have a strong background in statistics, machine learning, and programming (Python / R) and be able to apply those skills to solve complex business problems.

  2. Cybersecurity Professionals: With the rise in cyber-attacks and data breaches, cybersecurity has become a critical concern for many companies. Professionals with expertise in threat analysis, vulnerability assessments, and network security are in high demand. Many of these candidates are called Blue (defense), Red (offense), or Purple Team (offense and defense) members. These color designations define the attack skillset of the candidate.

  3. Cloud Architects: With the increasing popularity of cloud computing, companies need experts who can design and manage complex cloud environments. These professionals need to have a deep understanding of cloud technologies and strong skills in system architecture and network design. Service Mesh, a new technological and architectural approach, is key to managing a highly distributed, multi-cloud environment.

  4. Full Stack Developers: Full stack developers are in high demand as they have the skills to build and maintain both the front-end and back-end of web applications. These professionals must know several programming languages, web development frameworks, and database technologies.

Overall, the most challenging position in the IT sector will depend on the company’s specific needs and the skills required for the job. Clearance requirements or other unique skills or experiences often justify using external recruiter expertise to accelerate the hiring process.

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