Top Jobs for Tech 2023

Posted by Tilt Recruitment on March 16th, 2023

Top Jobs for Tech 2023

Posted by Tilt Recruitment on March 16, 2023

The technology industry is always evolving, and we’re seeing such rapid changes that it can be difficult to stay ahead of the game. Technology is a huge part of our everyday lives, with reports suggesting that 90% of the world’s data was collected in just the last two years alone. There are 1.35 million tech start-ups globally, and 91.6% of Fortune 100 companies are now increasing their investments in Big Data and AI (zippia.com).

So with all these changes and new advances in technological breakthroughs (not to mention the fact that the IT industry can offer high salaries, and great professional development opportunities), which jobs are currently at the top for the tech industry? Read on to find out.

 

AI Developer

Artificial Intelligence is big right now. We use it every single day, often without really realising it. It’s behinds apps such as Siri and Alexa, it’s behind our interactions with chatbots and it’s even keeping us company when we switch off, helping us to choose the best Netflix series to binge-watch next.

To give you an indication of just how huge AI is already (and how big it’s set to become yet), this study from Tech Jury has some interesting stats to share. It reports that:

  • Last year, the global AI market size was valued at $136.6 billion
  • By 2023 it’s predicted to be worth $1,811.9 billion.
  • We already use AI on 77% of all our devices
  • We’re set to utilise 8 billion AI-powered voice assistants by the end of this year.

It’s more than clear that we’re becoming increasingly dependent on AI to help us carry out everyday tasks- and AI developers, while similar in skillset and requirements to a software engineer, are in huge demand. With a specialism in building and developing AI processes, AI developers work to equip machines or apps with human-like behaviours, problem-solving skills and predictability. And if current trends continue, this is one job market that will continue to grow.

 

Cloud Engineer

A cloud engineer is responsible for building and maintaining cloud infrastructures, ensuring the smooth delivery of services such as data storage, servers, databases, networks and software. Cloud computing basically means we no longer need to have strong computers; we can access the cloud wherever we are, and on whatever device we have to hand. It gives us more flexibility, and increased access to more innovative technologies and allows us to increase productivity while keeping costs down. In other words, cloud computing is the way forward, and cloud engineers are also in high demand.

Cloud engineers are essential. Businesses rely on them to ensure the smooth running of operations, to back up and store data safely and to keep software up-to-date and efficient. And as cloud services grow, so too will further demand for this role.

 

Cybersecurity analyst

Cyber threats are a real danger, and the demand for the role of cybersecurity analyst is definitely on the rise. According to this SoSafe report, cyber security teams are understaffed. 64% of companies raised their security budget in 2021 as the landscape becomes more complicated for businesses, and cybercriminals become more sophisticated.

A cybersecurity analyst will protect an organisation from cyber threats and attacks by:

  • Installing and maintaining security software
  • Monitoring active cyberthreats, as well as potential cyber threats
  • Keeping incident reports up to date
  • Carrying out risk assessments and tests
  • Keeping up with current IT trends

According to a report on research carried out by CyberSeek and Lightcast, demand for cybersecurity staff has grown by 43% in the 12 months leading up to April 2022. Yet for every 100 cybersecurity roles, there are just 66 candidates looking to fill it. This is one of the most sought-after roles in the technology industry, and one of the highest paid too.

 

Data Scientist

Almost every business and organisation needs a data scientist. They’re responsible for collating and analysing data to figure out the trends and patterns that dictate a specific set of actions to boost performance. They use data to work out the best ways to engage customers and increase profitability. They organise, interpret and predict, using algorithms to inform their reporting and the role is one that’s also in pretty high demand.

According to the BLS, data scientist roles are set to 36% between 2021 and 2031- as of 2020, there were an estimated 1,000,000 data scientists working in the UK, and according to this report, it remains a highly sought-after position.

 

Full stack developer

Working on both client and server sides of programs, full stack developers know apps inside out, and they’re more than proficient in many coding languages. These are the people who see the development of an app through from conception to finished product. They write code, in multiple languages. They rise to the challenge of consumer demands and technical demands. They’re multi-layered in their skillset and cost-efficient for businesses because of it.

Full-stack developers are in demand, and not only because they have what it takes to bring a small business or startup up to speed quickly and efficiently. No need for a full team of front and back-end developers- a small team of full stack developers can handle it all with ease and that’s what makes them so desirable to employers.

 

Web Designer

The layout and design of a company’s website and web pages is crucial. They need to get it right first time, as soon as users arrive. The website needs a purpose, simplicity, great navigation, great content and a great layout- but it also needs to be optimised for users with a great load time, mobile-friendly features and an easy-to-use layout. It needs to be aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly, responsive and clear.

A good web designer knows how to transform a company’s vision, they have the technical skillset to incorporate UI and UX design with graphic design to bring a company to life on the screen. And this is another tech role that looks set to grow in 2023.

BLS reports that web developers and digital designers are set to rise by 23% by 2031, with 21,800 new job openings set to appear in that time. This makes the role highly sought after not just now, but throughout the next ten years too.

 

The tech job market is ever-expanding and new innovations mean that there are constantly new roles being created and new demand for experts in all areas. There’s never been a better time to work in the industry- get in touch today to find out how we can help you make your next career move.

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