The broader Information Technology industry has been recognised as one of the highest paying sectors in the Philippines for some time. From fresh graduates to seasoned professionals, companies are constantly on the lookout for promising talent, offering great jobs with great paychecks.
These days, working in IT is so much more than being the ‘fix-it’ guy or gal. Although this can make up a portion of these roles, there is a huge range of skills needed for a wide variation of jobs within the industry.
Systems AdministratorThese professionals take care of the daily IT needs in any business. Their job includes maintenance of computer units, installation and configurations. They are also in charge of ensuring all IT systems are updated and properly supported to ensure reliable operations. Basically, systems administrators are who we look for help when we encounter technical problems at the office. They are an essential part of any team!
Software EngineerTo be a software engineer, you need a degree in computer science, information systems or information technology. This job entails the application of engineering on a new or modified software product. Software engineers are required to handle research and design of products up until implementation, including training and support. Companies rely software engineers to obtain and manage software that can work and be used efficiently on real machines. Software engineers deal with different platforms such as Internet, apps, mobile and computer softwares.
Cloud ArchitectCloud computing is all about the storing, managing and processing of data on the Internet instead of a local server or a hard drive. Cloud is rapidly growing and becoming more popular across the Internet because of its convenience and efficiency. With the usage of cloud increasing, the demand for cloud architects is also going up. Essentially, their job is to organise these platforms, strategise, and make sure that all data being stored are safe and cannot be corrupted. They are responsible in overseeing application architecture and deployment in every cloud environment.
Web DeveloperThis profession is often mixed with software engineers because they work on the same fundamentals of creating a product. Web developers’ field of business focuses more in developing websites, while software engineers’ scope of work is more broad. Once web designers finalise their designs/templates for a website, it is a web developer’s job to create the code, bringing the website to life and make it functional.
Chief Information Officer (CIO)This job has the highest rank in the hierarchy of the IT industry. The CIO’s responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day IT operations and delegate tasks to IT team members to keep everything going. But on a higher level, the CIO sits alongside the CEO, helping the big boss to ensure business strategies are in place, and working to efficiently plan and maintain the best-operating environment. T
These five IT roles are just a handful of what is available in the Philippines - the demand for more niche-skilled professionals such as i0S developers is also growing. Whether you’re about to start your career in the IT field, or you’re thinking about taking a course at university, think about what you want your specialisation to be.
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