The main trends reshaping the profession of network professionals are the increase in adoption of cloud services, the push to expand business process automation, Software Defined Network (SDN), SD-WAN, IoT, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). and the rise of technologies such as edge computing.
Traditional roles such as network administrators and network architects are still relevant and in demand. However, new jobs are emerging in fields such as cloud management, cloud architecture, and site reliability engineering. “It is clear that cloud adoption and the acceleration of edge computing are increasing and pervasive,” said Jeff Weber, head of technology practice at human resources consultancy Robert Half. Functional roles and titles do not always change, but the skills required for a role reflect trends.”
The continued proliferation of cloud services is having a significant impact on network-related jobs. In February, Gartner announced that enterprise IT spending on public cloud computing will surpass traditional IT spending by 2025. By 2025, two-thirds of spending on application software will be on cloud technologies.
Edge computing, which affects how networks are built and managed, is also gaining momentum. According to an IDC report, global spending on edge computing is expected to reach $176 billion by 2022, up 15% from 2021. Enterprise and service provider spending on hardware, software and services for edge computing is expected to maintain this growth rate through 2025, when spending will reach nearly $274 billion.
The number of network-related jobs continues to grow as businesses operate and begin their digital transformation. “We are experiencing both a demand for resources to maintain and secure existing networks, as well as project-based resources for designing and deploying networks,” Weber said. Along with the expansion of hybrid working and ‘work anywhere’ models, there is a growing demand for extended network capabilities, perhaps now due to permanent adoption. Edge computing trends are driving changes in security frameworks and driving changes in network architectures.”
Cisco customer experience engineer Joe Clark sees that the skills required for positions like network engineer are changing at all levels. “Several drivers of change are well documented, including cloud, SDN and SASE,” Clark said. “These architectures are permeating network engineering job roles, and we are looking at these architectures in terms of the modern network engineer job description.”
Remaining titles, changed requirements
“Sometimes you have to dig into the essential skills part of your job description to see what employers want,” Clarke advises. For example, companies that understand Python (used for task automation, data analysis, and data visualization), Ansible (also used for IT automation, configuration management, application building and cloud provisioning), and Terraform (infrastructure lifecycle management) looking for manpower
In many ways, it’s only natural for network experts to know networking. But Clark says, “Employers also want people who can bring the value of ‘scale, agility and competitiveness’ to their business. All of this has to happen while protecting our internal data and, more importantly, customer data.”
Today’s network experts are a combination of network administrators, automators, cloud connectors, software experts, and cyber sleuths. “I’ve seen modern network professionals equate with titles like network defender, hybrid operations engineer, agile netops architect, and even chief chaos officer,” Clark said. This self-definition underscores the responsibility today’s network engineers feel in protecting their business and ensuring trust despite any level of disruption.”
While you shouldn’t expect to be flooded with exotic and new titles as professionals carve out the market in their fields, there are new roles that reflect the latest trends. Introducing the latest job titles related to the network.
With the growing use of automation in IT environments, it is only natural that the need for people with automation skills or an interest in automation increases. According to Charles Fritzl, director of the Experience Practices division at headhunting firm ManpowerGroup, those who act as Automation Advisors design, plan and implement cloud solutions for enterprise customers, while managing provisioning and configuration. Experience in implementing automation tools for
Other duties include designing and deploying container platform-based tools, delivering large-scale application modernization projects, and working on projects spanning system architecture, proof-of-concept and technology deployment services. System implementation or development experience or understanding of cybersecurity, IT operations, network technologies, including risk management, risk analytics, security risk analytics, vendor risk management and application security, and knowledge of cloud development platforms may also be required.
Applicants interested in Cloud Automation Engineer should be familiar with the use of automation tools for provisioning and configuration management, and have a basic understanding of network and communication technologies including TCP/IP, Ethernet, UWB, Bluetooth, etc. Other than that, it is important to have experience in Linux development environments, data center and cloud computing transformation, cloud computing (private, public and hybrid), virtualization, storage platforms, containers, software-defined networking and orchestration tools. According to Experiece Practice, cloud automation engineers are expected to earn between $90,000 and $150,000 a year, and must also be familiar with programming techniques using C, C++, C#, Python, Structured Text (ST) or similar languages.
cloud automation engineer
Cyber Defense Network Engineer is one of the new network-related professions focused on cybersecurity. The cyber defense network engineer’s job description includes hands-on experience in security with a focus on the ability to create and maintain documentation of standard operating procedures for security appliances, engineering design, configuration, implementation, operation, and maintenance of various security technologies. According to Express, the salary ranges from $80,000 to $215,000.
cyber defense network engineer
Hyperconvergence engineers need the ability to troubleshoot server hardware, hyperconvergence infrastructure, and virtualization technologies. You should also have knowledge of technologies and areas such as VMware ESXi, Linux, storage management and network management. Other important skills and certifications include an understanding of Kubernetes/Docker, VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification, Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, and data center experience.
As many companies are advancing their strategies in areas related to IoT and edge computing, all job roles related to IoT and edge computing are likely to be in demand for some time to come. IoT/Edge Data Engineer is an expert in IoT wireless networking technology, social, ethical and legal IoT information gathering, IoT data governance implementation, performance benchmarking from intelligent edge to intelligent mesh, data brokering and integration. requires knowledge According to Express, the salary ranges between $60,000 and $180,000 per year.
IoT/Edge Data Engineer
According to Experiece, Network Intelligence Engineers require knowledge and hands-on experience in security, emphasizing the engineering design, configuration, implementation, operation and maintenance of a variety of security technologies. Salaries are expected to range from $60,000 to $215,000, and professionals in network intelligence engineer positions should be able to construct network visualizations (diagrams, topographic maps, reports, etc.), network security products and technologies, and IT network-based attack methods. and tools, security operations, and incident response techniques and methods. It also requires highly developed research and analytical skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to think ahead of cyber attackers.
network intelligence engineer
With today’s growing interest in the zero trust model, roles specifically tied to cybersecurity architectures will naturally emerge. Zero Trust Network Access Security Engineers (ZTNAs) must have knowledge of data architecture and identity management, access control, and network segmentation techniques, with expertise in cloud and hybrid infrastructure/applications and security, and experience in enterprise security management. do. An understanding and delivery experience with a zero trust network access framework and advanced knowledge of application concepts are also required. Salaries range from $95,000 to $163,000 per year, according to Experiences.
ZTNA Security Engineer
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