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IT Professionals Most In-Demand in Colombia


Technological Professions in Colombia
Professions linked to technological development are projected to be the most in demand in 2024 in Colombia. Credit: A.P. / Colombia One

As 2024 unfolds, Colombia’s job landscape witnesses a surge in demand for technological professionals, particularly in cybersecurity and software development.

In this ever-evolving digital era, companies are seeking to address emerging needs spurred by innovation and technical advancements.

Driven by a relentless pursuit of innovation and the need to stay ahead in the digital race, companies are actively seeking skilled professionals in niche technological domains. Among the burgeoning professions, those in cybersecurity, software development, and data science are poised to take center stage, reflecting the dynamic nature of the global workforce.

Diego Gamboa, Chief Technology Officer at Mismo Software, explained, “Guided by a progressive vision, we aim to drive and closely support the professional development of our talents through specialized educational and growth programs. Beyond providing job opportunities, we take pride in promoting a sustainable work environment. We strongly believe that remote work aligns with the changing needs of the modern professional and also plays an active role in mitigating environmental impact by reducing the carbon footprint.”

In-demand professions

The year 2024 is poised to see a surge in demand for professionals in several technological domains. Among the most sought-after roles are:

DevOps Engineering: Positioned at the intersection of development and operations, a DevOps engineer plays a pivotal role in fostering effective collaboration between these two crucial teams within a technological organization. Their primary objective is to facilitate continuous software delivery by automating processes, implementing agile development practices, and ensuring operational stability.

Mobile App Development: Developers specializing in mobile applications focus on creating solutions for portable devices, tapping into the growing demand for applications accessible from smartphones and tablets.

Data Science: Data scientists leverage their expertise in mathematics and analytics to extract meaningful insights from vast datasets. In an era where data-driven decision-making is paramount, these professionals contribute significantly to shaping strategies and guiding organizations through the intricacies of big data.

Cybersecurity: In an increasingly interconnected digital world, cybersecurity experts play a crucial role in safeguarding systems and data against malicious threats and attacks. With cyber threats becoming more sophisticated, the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is on the rise.

Development Full Stack: Emerging as a comprehensive career choice, full-stack development encompasses both the user interface (Front-End) and the business logic (Back-End). Professionals in this field are adept at handling various aspects of application development, ensuring a holistic approach to software creation.

The remote work paradigm

One striking feature of these in-demand professions is their compatibility with remote work. The prevalence of remote work is not merely a response to the challenges posed by the global pandemic. Instead, it reflects a fundamental shift in how companies approach work arrangements.

Remote work not only meets the evolving preferences of the workforce but also offers tangible benefits, including increased flexibility, access to a broader talent pool, and reduced operational costs for businesses.

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