Over the last few years, we have seen a complete digital transformation in how companies are interacting with their customers and clients as well as how they are supporting their employees in the transition to online working. Due to this digital change, the importance of IT jobs has increased massively, and employers are understanding the need for enhanced digital IT skills to help their company succeed.
Throughout this article, we look at the top 5 in-demand IT jobs for 2023. Whether you’re eager for a new career change, wanting to improve your current skillset, or simply wanting to keep up with the changing in-demand IT industries, here at ITjobs.co.uk we have the resources to help!
1. Cyber Security
Due to Covid-19, several companies invested in moving their business online so they could continue working virtually as opposed to physically in offices/stores etc. However, with the sudden influx of companies transferring to online resources, it opened a huge opportunity for cyber security threats to interrupt and impact their business. This threat of new attacks is why Cyber Security roles have never been more important in the current workplace. Cyber security employees are essentially the bodyguards that prevent and protect companies from attacks including data breaches, hackers, and confidential customer information being stolen. The average cyber security salary is £50,000 per year and this figure can rise to £75,000 dependent on your knowledge, experience, and level of seniority.
Cyber security roles require both hard and soft skills including problem-solving skills, good communication, security knowledge across various platforms, fundamental computer forensic skills, attention to detail, and more. All of these skills play a vital role in ensuring the company remains safe and hacker-free.
If you think you have the right skillset and want to learn more about Cyber Security, why not take a look at our current live Cyber Security jobs here.
2. Cloud Architect
The role of a cloud architect is to oversee a company’s entire IT cloud computing strategy. A cloud computing strategy includes cloud adoption plans, cloud management and monitoring, cloud application design which all help the cloud architect in deploying cloud projects that inevitably achieve the desired end product of the company. Cloud architects can also have the responsibility of bridging gaps between complex business problems and their solutions in the cloud thanks to their knowledge and experience. Cloud architects can work across various industries, from technology companies to video game developers and healthcare providers, as a wide range of businesses use cloud technology. Whilst entry level positions can start at £62,000 per year, the average cloud architect salary is £75,000 per year and this figure can rise to £90,000 dependent on your knowledge, experience, and level of seniority.
Some of the skills needed to become a cloud architect include having a strong knowledge of cloud provider services (Amazon AWS, Google, or Azure), knowledge of computer programming languages such as Python, Java and .Net, a background in IT engineering as well as excellent leadership skills.
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3. Web Developer
With businesses continuing to move online, the demand for web developers in 2022 is still higher than ever. Web developers play a critical role in helping develop web-based applications that align with the need created by a business. Web developers have many responsibilities, some can include coding and scripting applications, building secure web pages, or simply running regular site audits and maintenance to ensure the site is performing to the best of its ability. There are many skills that web developers can possess, and these skills transfer well when needing to be hired by a company, as most will hire the candidate with the skills that most meet their requirements/needs. More often than most, businesses will look for web developers with experience using tools such as WordPress, AWS, programming languages and other popular frameworks. The average web developer salary in the UK is £37,500 per year and this figure can rise to £55,000 dependent on your knowledge, experience, and level of seniority.
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4. Data Scientist
Data scientists use machine learning to examine/identify/predict and analyse data. Typical responsibilities in the role of a data scientist are to utilise the identified data to help spot any data-analytical problems, determine correct data sets and variables, and communicate their findings to the business in order to improve their current data and statistics. Ultimately, data scientists help companies extract meaning from interpreted data and transform it into meaningful information that can improve the company’s decisions. Entry level positions can begin at £40,000 a year, with the average data scientist salary increasing to £52,500 per year and this figure can rise to £76,000 dependent on your knowledge, experience, and level of seniority.
A few technical skills needed to succeed as a data scientist include statistical analysis and computing, data visualisation and being familiar with statistical programming languages such as R, Python, and SQL. Soft skills include critical thinking, effective communication and proactive problem solving.
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5. Project Manager
As nearly all organisations operate with some element of computing technologies, IT project managers are in constant demand. IT Project managers are given the responsibility of overseeing several factors to help achieve a company’s IT ambitions and goals. These factors can include planning schedules, executing and delegating responsibilities and ensuring that all projects are delivered on-time and on-budget with minimal errors. Another key responsibility within an IT project manager’s role is to successfully manage team members, this is an essential element that helps the project run smoothly. The average project manager salary is £43,500 per year and this figure can rise to £65,000 dependent on your knowledge, experience, and level of seniority.
When looking for new candidates, employers are looking for project managers with the following technical and soft skills. Having knowledge of computer systems and software, organisation and time management skills, excellent communication and leadership skills, and problem-solving skills. All of these skills will ensure an effective project, successfully presented on time.
Do you think you could be a great Project Manager? Why not apply to one of our Project Manager jobs today!
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