“With systems spanning the globe and ever-growing infrastructure complexity, organizations need architects for all facets of IT — systems, data or governance architects. The roles these experts play in the organization are as fluid and rapidly changing as technology itself.

According to TEKsystems data, 47 percent of companies expect to increase their IT headcount this year and many will be looking for individuals with skills in this area. IT Architects of varying disciplines rank fifth among respondents as the most difficult roles to fill, but one thing is certain: As complexity grows so will the need for IT pros to architect the future.”