Welcome to the IoT Jobs Index

As a first-ever initiative, we are proud to publish and host the latest employment index in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). Here you can find the latest labor information and future trends for high growth categories of employment in the United States. This IoT jobs report is taken from a sampling of major employment websites, our proprietary data and is compiled by our research team. This compiled research is focused around a particular skill-set, so it’s inherently quite targeted yet easily digestible at a glance. We’ll be adding more information to this report, so stay tuned.

Background

Internet of Things (IoT) is commonly known to be the interconnected system of devices from hand held mobile devices, laptops, televisions, watches, to even home appliances. Some sources predict that by 2020 there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. This new frontier is the inevitable evolution of the digital revolution comprised of smart devices and embedded digital sensors collecting real-time data, stored and shared in the cloud. Then by applying data science, analytics and machine learning; companies can relay decisions back to the devices themselves or operator owners of said devices. There is an enormous amount of valuable information that can be ascertained through this advanced approach, and staggering efficiency. The Internet of Things revolution has major impact on all industry sectors including energy, manufacturing, retail, research sciences, government, military, education, transportation, agriculture and communications just to name a few.

The Future

In the near future of IoT, imagine a smart home scenario whereas the thermostat would sense weather and atmospheric changes, as well as report real-time energy usage. And the refrigerator in one’s home would sense when perishable produce would need a colder temperature to sustain longevity. These are just some examples of the future of IoT in the home. In an agricultural application we could see the irrigation system sense the weather changes and water only the specific amount needed to create the highest possible yield. In sports, a wearable device would sense a player’s heart rate and oxygen dilution, send this data to the cloud and make it available to the coaching staff to make game-time decisions. The applications of IoT are nearly infinite and the Internet of Things has created a gold rush of sorts in our global economy. But with any new and powerful technology comes challenges. The IoT industry has already sparked many debates about privacy and security. Could the IoT of things be the end to our privacy, and could a computer virus be literally in our home? These are the type of questions and debates that are occurring as we embed smart technology and sensors in almost everything we interact with in our daily lives. Once the IoT industry can build trust over time, the benefits will outweigh the costs and the industry as a whole will enter into an optimization phase. It’s during the IoT optimization phase that devices will be become more secure, efficient and safe. Only time will tell as this unfolds in front of our eyes now and in the near future. Now let’s take a look at some career considerations for IoT jobs and employment in the field.

Careers in IoT

And IoT has quickly become one of the most hyper-growth niches in employment history and is forecasted to be a multi-trillion dollar industry in the near future. So let’s take a look at some career related considerations for IoT jobs. The aspiring technology professional will find an enormous amount of opportunity now and in the foreseeable future in IoT jobs. Companies across the globe are hiring and seeking talented people with expertise in IoT. Many debate the demand will continue to outpace the development of human talent. And as such, machine learning will fill the gaps. For certain machine learning jobs will be created to be either performed by artificial intelligence or human talent. More information on machine learning jobs can be found here. In the field of IoT there is a lot of job opportunity with the device makers, software companies, and cloud storage, communications, and analytics infrastructure providers. All these technologies align together to make the internet of things work for us. So employment opportunities will be found among all these layers of the IoT industry. Check out the top 5 trending job titles for IoT jobs.

Top 5 Job Titles

1. IoT Software Engineer
2. Solutions Architect, IoT
3. Product Manager, IoT
4. IoT Strategy Manager
5. IoT Specialist

Quarterly Reports

To bring our audience and the general community additional value, icrunchdata has started to release quarterly reports, trends and relevant analysis related to jobs in the field including the data scientist salary report and the data science jobs index quarterly report.

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