Most in demand tech jobs in 2019

As the tech industry is growing rapidly, some companies are struggling to adapt to the IT job market. Attracting top talent in tech is becoming a problem to some businesses as there is such a lack within the industry. Therefore, below is a list of some of the most demanding tech jobs in 2019. This is aimed to help those who are in the tech industry understand what each role is, and the skills needed. It can also help employers understand what they need to look for in the growing market.

In Demand Tech Jobs in 2019

Business Intelligence Analyst

As a business intelligence analyst, you will need to have experience and knowledge within database technology, analytics and reporting tools. It is required for the individual to have experience either in previous work or from a degree as you will want to hire someone who understands your company’s data needs and communicate them to stakeholders. The average salary a business intelligence analyst can earn is around £35,000 a year in the UK.

The skills and experience you will want to look for when hiring a business intelligence analyst are:

  • Previous experience with database queries
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Online analytical processing
  • Procedure writing

Cloud Architect

A cloud architect will usually have a strong understanding of several operating systems as they are typically responsible for deploying, managing and supporting cloud applications. In additional to understanding multiple systems, cloud architects should have experience in networking, programming and security. Businesses should start by looking for someone who has knowledge of cloud services like Amazon Web services along with experience in ITSM, I&O and vendor management. Cloud architects can earn an average salary of £65,000 a year in the UK.

Other skills that employers should look for when hiring cloud architects are:

  • Up to date knowledge in current cloud technologies
  • Experience with could applications
  • Understand cost and performance of cloud systems
  • Communication skills

Data Scientist

Data scientists are needed within a business as they help gather, process and analyse data for the business intelligence analysts to communicate to stakeholders. However, data scientists should be able to communicate their findings to other people in the business as well as offering recommendations. The average data scientist earns around £65,000 a year in the UK.

Skills that you will want to look for when hiring a data scientist are:

  • Programming
  • Mathematical skills
  • Analytical skills

Database Developer

Database developers mainly developer and manage the architecture of database servers. They base their database system from front end developers’ requirements using SQL code. Therefore, in order to hire a successful database developer, they would need to have strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills. They would also need to have experience with several IT skills that are required to build and maintain the database systems that they build. Database developers earn an average salary of £30,000 a year in the UK.

Other skills and experience that’s a database developer would need to have are the following:

  • Experience with several database technologies
  • Knowledge and experience with programming languages like Microsoft SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop, JavaScript
  • Communication skills

Developer (Web, Software, Mobile)

Web, software and mobile developers are all responsible for the same requirements in a business such as designing, installing, testing and maintaining systems. All 3 developers must code and build applications that are applicable to their job role through using a variety of programming languages. They all also must understand their client’s requirements and be able to make recommendations for improving their applications to meet users demands. A software developer can earn an average salary of £40,000 a year in the UK. A web developer can earn an average salary of £47,000 a year in the UK and a mobile developer can earn an average of £30,000 a year.

There are a range of skills that all 3 developers will need to have, but some other generic skills are:

  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages
  • Analytical and technical skills
  • Communication skills

DevOps Engineer

DevOps practices normally encourage faster coding and fewer deployment failures, so many companies are starting to hire individuals with DevOps experience to oversee coding and processes development. DevOps engineers manage IT infrastructure, resources and oversee testing and monitoring software performances. DevOps engineers help to simplify code updates to help with business efficiency as it allows companies to tweak and improve processes. A DevOps engineer earns an average salary of £40,000 a year in the UK.

When hiring someone for a DevOps position, businesses should look for the following skills:

  • Coding and scripting skills
  • Data management and IT operations skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills

Full-stack Developer

Full stack developers have knowledge in every stage of software development and can essentially complete the work of a front end and a back-end developer. They aren’t experts in every area of the software development process but have knowledge of the key principles. These include servers, networks, hosting, databases, UX and UI design and working with customers or business requirements. A full stack developer earns an average salary of between £60,000-£70,000 a year in the UK.

Other skills and experiences business should look out for when hiring full stack developers are:

  • Experience of working in multiple areas
  • Programming skills and an understanding of multiple programming languages
  • An ability to work within client requirements

Cloud Systems Engineer

Cloud system engineers are responsible for planning, developing, designing, installing and maintain IT cloud systems. Cloud engineers will have experience of working with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and other popular cloud services. They should have a strong understanding of programming languages, API’s, automation and cloud databases. Cloud system engineers earn an average of £60,000 a year in the UK.

When hiring cloud system engineers, businesses should look for the following skills:

  • Experience with installing cloud systems
  • Being capable of debugging and testing cloud infrastructure, software and hardware
  • Knowledge of programming languages