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Top 10 In-Demand IT Job Titles 2015

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be using’s industry employment trends analytics tools and our powerful sourcing tool, SourceHub, to bring you the Top 10 Most In-Demand Job Titles in each industry, the Top 10 keyword searches performed by job seekers in each industry, and a list of the top employers of people with those skills in the USA, the UK and Ireland, as well as some information regarding the average salary those candidates can expect to receive. Why? Because we’re just that God damn nice!

Part One – Information Technology

The 10 Most In-Demand IT Job Titles of July 2015, as identified by, were as follows:

  1. Graphic Designer
  2. Data Analyst
  3. Software Engineer
  4. Business Analyst
  5. Program Manager
  6. Technical Writer
  7. Systems Administrator
  8. Software Developer
  9. Electrical Engineer
  10. Network Engineer

According to Indeed’s stats, IT job postings have increased 12% since June 2014, and clicks on IT jobs have increased by 14%. Compared to last year’s Top 10, there appears to be a much bigger focus on data and analyst roles. There is also a noticeable absence in specific technology roles like .NET and Java developers that were very prevalent this time last year. However, some roles have maintained their Top 10 status including; Software Engineers, Business Analysts, Systems Administrators and Network Engineers. Interestingly, the 2015 top spot has been claimed by Graphic Designers, a role that didn’t even make it into the top 10 last year.

The 10 Keyword Searches for jobs in the IT sector in July 2015, as identified by, were as follows:

  1. graphic design
  2. information technology
  3. it
  4. business analyst
  5. software engineer
  6. desktop support
  7. graphic designer
  8. electrical engineer
  9. help desk
  10. data analyst

IT job titles1. Graphic Designer

Graphic Designers assemble together images, typography, or motion graphics to create pieces of design. Their graphics are primarily used or published, printed or electronic media, such as brochures and advertising. But they’re also sometimes responsible for typesetting, illustration, user interfaces, and web design. A core responsibility of the designer’s job is to present information in a way that is both accessible and memorable.

Average salary: $53,000

Top Employers of Graphic Designer roles:
USA: Intel Corporation, Boeing, Microsoft, AT&T, Apple
UK: Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, BT, Imagination Technologies, Dyson
Ireland: Analog Devices, Eircom, Intel Corporation, Arup, RPS Group

IT job titles2. Data Analyst

Analysis of data is a process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modelling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision-making. Data analysis has multiple facets and approaches, encompassing diverse techniques under a variety of names, in different business, science, and social science domains including data mining, business intelligence, descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis (EDA), and confirmatory data analysis (CDA)

Average salary: $61,000

Top Employers of Data Analyst roles:
USA: Wells Fargo, IBM, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America
UK: Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, IBM, HSBC, Barclays
Ireland: Google, IBM, AIB, Accenture, Bank of Ireland

3. Software Engineer

Software engineers apply the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems that make computers or anything containing software work.

Average salary: $94,000

Top Employers of Software Engineer roles:
USA: IBM, Microsoft, AT&T, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard
UK: BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, BP
Ireland: IBM, Intel Corporation, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, EMC

IT job titles4. Business Analyst

Business Analysts are responsible and accountable for all business aspects (i.e. technical, operational and economical) of the requirements and analysis phase of a project. They act as the primary resource in the requirements phase of a project and the primary business representative in the design and development phases of the project.

Average salary: $76,000

Top Employers of Business Analyst roles:
USA: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, UnitedHealth Group, Hewlett-Packard
UK: Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Accenture, Barclays
Ireland: AIB, Accenture, Oracle, IBM, Bank of Ireland

IT job titles5. Program Manager

Program management or programme management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organisation’s performance. In practice and in its aims it is often closely related to systems engineering and industrial engineering. The Program Manager has oversight of the purpose and status of the projects in a program and can use this oversight to support project-level activity to ensure the program goals are met by providing a decision-making capacity that cannot be achieved at project level or by providing the project manager with a program perspective when required

Average salary: $83,000

Top Employers of Program Manager roles:
USA: Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, United States Air Force
UK: Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, BT, Network Rail, HSBC
Ireland: AIB, Dell, Microsoft, AIB, Hewlett-Packard

IT job titles6. Technical Writer

The Technical Writer’s job is to produce technical documentation including manuals, training guides and user guides, that helps people understand and use a product or service.

Average salary: $61,000

Top Employers of Technical Writer roles:
USA: Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Corporation, IBM
UK: IBM, Oracle, Mentor Graphics, Water Corporation
Ireland: Technically Write IT, Boston Scientific, Bard na Glean Teoranta, Oracle, EMC

Systems Administrator7. Systems 

Computer Systems Administrator’s install, maintain and support an organisation’s information technology systems. They test system components to ensure that computers, software and network equipment function seamlessly together. They may also be in charge of the company’s LAN, WAN, intranet or internet systems.

Average salary: $75,000

Top Employers of Systems Administrator roles:
USA: IBM, Lockheed Martin, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, AT&T
UK: IBM, Hewlett-Packard, BAE Systems, BT, Jaguar Land Rover
Ireland: IBM, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, EMC, Dell

Software Developer8. Software Developer

Software Developers design, develop and maintain the operation of database driven ASP .NET/C# Web applications with a specific emphasis on usability, performance and scalability.

Average salary: $95,000

Top Employers of Software Developer roles:
USA: IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, Boeing, Wells Fargo
UK: IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, Capgemini, Lloyds Banking Group
Ireland: Dell, IBM, Accenture, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard

Electrical Engineer9. Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineers design, develop, and supervise the production of equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems that rely on electricity to work. They can be involved with the design of new products as well as testing equipment and solving problems, and serve a large variety of industries including; aeronautical, auto, broadcasting, communications, lighting, manufacturing, and power.

Average salary: $83,000

Top Employers of Electrical Engineer roles:
USA: Boeing, Oracle, Cisco, IBM, AT&T
UK: British Gas, BAE Systems, Oracle, British Airways, Roll-Royce
Ireland: EMC, VMware, Symantec, IBM, Apple

Network Engineer10. Network Engineer

A Network Engineer (also known as a Network Architect) designs and implements computer networks. Unlike Network Administrators, who perform day-to-day support, the network engineer focuses on high level design and planning. They select the appropriate data communications components and configure them to meet user and corporate needs.

Average salary: $ 92,000

Top Employers of Network Engineer roles:
USA: Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Cisco, Boeing
UK: BAE Systems, BT, Cisco, Thales, Hewlett-Packard
Ireland: Amazon, Google, IBM, ESB, EMC

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