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The development of new technology could see the nature of many current jobs changing fundamentally or even eliminate these jobs completely.

It is therefore essential that future workforces be equipped with skills that are relevant to emerging industries and new technologies.

This is particularly true for the Information Technology sector.

With computer-based developments changing at a rapid pace, employees need to align their skill sets with the requirements of an ever-changing ecosystem.

CTU thrives to match its full time and part time qualifications to address the demand for skills in South Africa and the world at large.

Its qualification content covers a wide range of special areas that aim to fill the skills shortage in the IT industry.

Future technologies

Research from CTU’s yearly programme review revealed several new and upcoming technologies that will shape the IT careers of the future.

One of these technologies is Autonomous Things, which use Artificial Intelligence to automate tasks normally performed by humans.

These devices comprise a number of fields, including robotics, vehicles, drones, applications and agents.

Artificial Intelligence itself will be a key technology in coming years. Computer systems that mimic human behaviour are becoming more common – with tools like chatbots and digital assistants being prime examples.

Adding to this is the development and deployment of Machine Learning, the ability of computer systems to learn and adapt their behaviour to perform tasks they were not originally programmed to do.


With the vast amount of data at our fingertips due to Big Data systems, Augmented Analytics will be essential in gaining insights from hypotheses for which data scientists don’t have the capacity to explore.

Augmented Analytics identify hidden patterns and remove personal bias, empowering businesses with valuable information.

Organisations can also make use of Digital Twins, which are digital representations of a real-life object, process or system. These twins can be linked to create replications of larger systems – such as power plants or cities.

Twins allow companies to create models of organisational processes to enable real-time monitoring and improve process efficiencies.

CTU’s research identified several other important future technologies – including edge computing, blockchain and quantum computing.

Future jobs

CTU offers qualifications that align to multiple jobs that cover the aforementioned technologies of the future. This will ensure that graduates gain the necessary skills to secure jobs which will be relevant in the coming years.

For example, applicants will find multiple career fields available which focus on systems for the effective capturing and management of data.

Data Engineers perform the batch or real-time processing of gathered and stored data, while Big Data Engineers handle even larger amounts of raw data and evaluate new data sources.

These engineers make the content readable for Data Scientists who have to find, clean and organise data for companies.

On top of this, Data Architects ensure that data solutions are built for performance and design analytics applications for multiple platforms.

These are just a few examples of the future jobs that await graduates of CTU’s IT Faculty.

CTU qualifications to choose from

CTU Training Solutions will boost your employment prospects with qualifications that provide the right skills for future jobs

The table below lists the various CTU Qualifications available and the potential future jobs that each qualification supports.

CTU Qualification NQF Level Future Jobs
Programming Foundation 4 C# Developer

Software Developer

Software, Games and App Development 5 DevOps Engineer

Software Developer

Java Developer

App Developer

Game Play Programmer

Data Analysis 6 Data Architect

BI Developer

Data Scientist

Data Analysist

Big Data Engineer

Cyber Security 6 Cyber Security Analysts

Data Security Engineer

AI and Machine Learning 6 AI Engineer

ML Engineer

Database Development 6 IOT Developer

Database Developer

Database Administrator

Cloud & Security Professional: Cisco


5 Network Administrator

Network Analyst

Systems Administrator

Security Engineer

Network Engineer

Tier II SOC Analyst

Cybersecurity Specialist

Threat Intelligence Officer

IT Technical Support 4 Network Support Specialist

Network Administrator

Network Analyst

Desktop Support Engineer

IT Cloud Solution Administrator 5 Cloud Administrator

Machine Learning administrator

IOT Administrator

Big Data Administrator

Enterprise Administrator

IT Cloud Solution Engineer 6 Cloud Architectures

Cloud Solutions Architect

Cloud Security Engineer

Cyber Security Analyst

Cloud Database Security Engineer

IT Diploma 6 SharePoint Platform Specialist

SharePoint Developer

SharePoint Solutions Engineer

Messaging Engineer

Cloud Engineer

MS 365 Cloud Consultant

Office 365 Solutions Architect

Cloud Administrator

SQL Database Administrator Azure

Network Support Engineer

Network Administrator

Database Engineer

Process Automation Engineer

Get into the IT field you desire with future-ready education from CTU Training Solutions.

Click here to select your course and acquire the skills future jobs with one of CTU’s IT qualifications.

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