IT Development

IT Development

Every industry is affected by technology. Companies and organisations need knowledgeable tech developers to help them build and maintain
useful infrastructure.

IT Development roles were the most sought-after and accounted for more than 43% of the total demand for ICT professionals. Enterprises have projected the demand for IT Development roles to grow by another 13,100 in the next three years (2018 - 2020)1.

IT developers might create software programmes or be involved in creating the digital infrastructure of a company or an organisation.

In addition, as technology grows and expands, every industry needs new software to help them keep up with the changing marketplace.

> 42,000

More workers needed for the ICT sector from 2018 to 20202


IT Development roles needed out of the total demand for ICT professionals1


Demand for IT Development roles to grow from 2018 to 20201

Career Opportunities

  • Works in partnership with clients, advising them on the best use of IT to meet specific business requirements
  • Conducts business needs assessment and develops information system solutions that meet the organisation’s objectives
  • Acts as a bridge between users and the technical team, understanding both client requirements and expected Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Supervises and reviews work of less experienced personnel and provides training
  • Possesses a knack for analysing and solving problems amidst ambiguity
  • Is a team player who easily builds rapport with others and is comfortable communicating and discussing ideas or solutions with clients

  • Develops and designs system solutions
  • Tests the performance and usability of systems and prepares user training documentation
  • Handles situations which may require broad research of client business processes and requirements, information technology requirements, procedures or problems, according to business needs
  • Acts as a liaison between system users and technical staff to address questions and issues
  • Possesses an analytical mind
  • Is able to see interconnections with system solutions and usability
  • Adopts a systematic approach in handling ambiguous or complex issues, and actively discusses his/her perspectives to arrive at effective solutions

  • Plans and oversees multiple interdependent programmes spanning multiple years that impact one or more business units or one larger project
  • Oversees all aspects of assigned programmes throughout their lifecycles to ensure completion within the defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints
  • Ensures accurate allocations of resources throughout the programmes
  • Leads multi-disciplinary teams, composed of various levels of personnel, vendors and clients to create, and deploy successful programmes
  • Is confident and decisive in leading projects, overseeing the completion and integration of interdependent programmes and parts
  • Has excellent communication skills, capable of effectively influencing various internal and external stakeholders

  • Manages the systems administration function and leads the organisation's system projects and environments
  • Focuses on setting goals and priorities, and on mentoring and coordination as well as providing technical leadership
  • Plans and oversees system upgrades and migrations, and ensures systems are up-to-date with the latest patches and are coherent across the organisation
  • Directs the development and maintenance of technical documentation
  • Possesses strong leadership and communication abilities
  • Is able to set realistic goals and implement appropriate plans to guide the team toward achieving those goals
  • Is able to address multi-faceted issues effectively and in a collaborative manner, including across departments

IT Development Programmes

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