The IT industry is still rather young. It has not yet developed standard job role titles that everyone uses. And this makes life tough for everyone from the employer to the professional to the career adviser.
Luckily there is help! Check out a web site called the Tech Career Compass at tcc.comptia.org It is a goldmine of helpful information.
It links IT job roles to specific skill, knowledge, training, and even alternate job titles. It was developed withe help of the US Department of Labor and CompTIA. It is a great starting point for anyone who needs to make sense of IT skills and the job roles that use those skills. And for IT career development, look at the “superconcentration” your favorite job roles belong to. A superconcentration is a big bucket of roughly similar job roles in hardware administration, software development, or business integration domains. You may spot job roles that are exactly where you want to be in your career development path.
Here is to your IT career future – guided by actual IT skill job and career standards!