Cybersecurity has always been important, but in today’s environment, it’s mission-critical. Global cybercrime is expected to grow by 15 percent each year over the next five years— triple the figure for 2015. To put it into perspective, that’s more than 100 attacks every second of every day. If the semiconductor technologies we depend on become vulnerable to hacking, the consequences can range from diminished consumer trust to natural security breaches.
Even in an unpredictable labor market, engineers remain exceptionally high in demand across a myriad of industries. According to the U.S. Department of Labor data released in 2020, the total number of engineers will increase 4.8 percent from 2018 to 2028. Among them, several engineering roles stand out as the most in-demand gigs in 2021.
Let’s look at the top seven engineering jobs and in-demand technical skills in 2021 based on a compilation of recent analyses and trends:
When the world went into lockdown, it quickly became clear that no industry would be exempt from the impact of the pandemic— including the semiconductor industry. In 2021, chip manufacturers and suppliers face more challenges than ever before, juggling both ongoing and new problems that impact the supply chain network.