Sales Engineering – Is This the Next Place to Be?
A study of 1.7 million job openings found that eight of these 10 skill areas were already requested in over 30% of occupations. Certainly there is more demand for technology in these areas. The question then becomes – will these be the next area of demand for Sales Engineers to specialize in? First, let’s review the technologies:
- Quantum computing
- Connected technologies (IoT)
- AI and machine learning (ML)
- IT automation
- Natural language processing (NLP)
- Proactive security
- Software development methodologies (Agile and DevOps)
- Parallel computing
How would you discover if these are the next big areas new SEs should be looking into? When I was working on my Job Aggregator project, I would have created buckets for these technologies. Plotted their growth over time. Who knows, perhaps it is time to dust off those servers, boot them up, and modify the algorithms.