The top 10 most in-demand entry-level IT jobs in 2022

The top 10 most in-demand entry-level IT jobs in 2022

IT and Technology careers are becoming increasingly popular not only for graduates but also for those looking for a career change. The IT and Technology industry is one of the fastest-growing, and fastest-changing industries, with plenty of benefits to consider including high salary, job security, work flexibility, constant learning, and development, and more.

If you are a recent graduate or just looking for a career swap, then consider some entry-level IT jobs. We’ve put together the top 10 most in-demand entry-level IT jobs in 2022.

1. Helpdesk Technician

The demand for Helpdesk Technicians has gone up 228% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for a Helpdesk Technician is £21,500

Helpdesk Technicians are a great entry-level role for those with not much technical experience. Many companies hire Helpdesk Technicians with the view of them joining an IT support team, and over time they can develop their skills on the job. Therefore, you need to enjoy learning modern technologies, problem-solving and collaborating with others. Whilst you do not need a formal degree, it’s advisable to look into courses online to help you appear more employable.

Skills: Communication skills attention to detail, problem-solving, willingness to learn, basic programming and coding, understanding of remote access tools, troubleshooting, and IT diagnostics.

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2. Software Engineer

The demand for Software Engineers has gone up 150% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for a Software Engineer is £37,000 

As an entry-level Software Engineer, you will most likely be working within a team, assisting them with the more basic tasks whilst learning on the job. The responsibilities include writing code and learning codebase, debugging, monitoring internal systems, and drafting reports.

Skills: Agile software, programming languages, cloud services, development applications, mathematical skills, communication skills, and problem-solving skills.

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3. Project Manager

The demand for Project Managers has gone up 97% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for a Project Manager is £39,750 

Working as an entry-level Project Manager means you will assist the Senior Project Manager, this could include keeping in contact with clients via emails and phone calls, preparing presentations, and entering project details online. A Project Manager will also be required to attend meetings, take notes, and keep communication between a number of teams to ensure deadlines are met.

Skills: Risk management, budgeting, agile software, scrum management, project lifecycle management, communication skills, time management skills, and leadership skills.

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4. Data Analyst

The demand for Data Analysts has gone up 93% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for a Data Analyst is £29,250  

Data Analysts are responsible for collecting, managing, and analysing data. They need to be able to generate reports with their findings, meaning they will also need to have a keen eye for detail, and the ability to recognise data patterns. Coming into an entry-level role, you will not be expected to have in-depth knowledge of various data management software, but you will need to show your willingness to learn and the ability to pick up skills quickly.

Skills: Basic data management software knowledge, data visualisation, data cleaning, programming languages, coding, machine learning, mathematical skills, communication skills, problem-solving, and attention to detail.

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5. Business Analyst

The demand for Business Analysts has gone up 64% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for a Business Analyst is £35,000  

An entry-level Business Analyst will work with Senior Analysts to help gather and document business insights to help with the business solutions and goals. An entry-level Business Analyst will be expected to have a good understanding of customer relationship management, business processes, and objectives as well as the ability to think of creative solutions to improve practices.

Skills: Agile software, statistical and analytical skills, stakeholder management, mathematical skills, SQL, communication skills, creative thinking skills, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, and business acumen.

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6. Database Administrator

The demand for Database Administrators has gone up 59% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for a Database Administrator is £36,250  

As a Database Administrator, you will most like working within a database team. Responsibilities include assisting in the creation and maintenance of company databases, setting up backup strategies, as well as performing routine checks such as weekly data refreshes and fixing data scripts.

Skills: SQL, performance tuning, data migration, disaster recovery, data warehouse, application platforms, cloud services, attention to detail, communication skills, business acumen, and problem-solving skills.

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7. IT Support Analyst

The demand for IT Support Analysts has gone up 53% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for an IT Support Analyst is £22,000  

Usually, within an entry-level, IT support analyst role you will be providing 1st line technical support to customers, which involves taking enquires by phone and email, which means communication skills are essential. You will learn how to use diagnostic tools to solve network errors, and you will be responsible for undertaking maintenance upgrades and installing and configuring computer hardware and software systems.

Skills: Application Platforms, Microsoft applications, knowledge of different operating systems, cloud services, communication skills, mathematical skills, and problem-solving skills.

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8. Security Analyst

The demand for Security Analysts has gone up 44% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for a Security Analyst is £30,250  

A Security Analyst will be expected to monitor computer networks and systems for potential threats and breaches. As well as being able to spot these threats, you will also need to be able to conduct plans and protocols that deal with them. You will be assisting a cyber security team in creating a framework around the company’s best practices for various cyber-attacks.

Skills: Information Security, cybersecurity, cloud services, firewalls, network security, intrusion detection, risk management, communication skills, mathematical skills, and problem-solving skills.

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9.  Systems Administrator

The demand for System Administrators has gone up 23% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for a Systems Administrator is £25,250

An entry-level Systems Administrator will support the Senior Systems Administrators in managing software, hardware, computer systems, and network servers. As you will be working underneath senior levels, you will be able to learn technical skills on the job. You will be responsible for some daily customer tasks including fixing codes and troubleshooting as needed.

Skills: Application platforms, cloud services, operating systems, programming languages, communication skills, mathematical skills, and problem-solving skills.

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10. Software Developer

The demand for Software Developers has gone up 16% in the past year.

The average entry-level salary for a Software Developer is £30,500

An entry-level Software Developer will work within a development team to help develop, test, and implement products. Responsibilities include writing and debugging code, helping to develop innovative solutions, reviewing code and quality assurance, and troubleshooting software issues.

Skills: .NET, HTML, agile software, programming languages, data structures, testing procedures, critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and time management skills.

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If you want to get into a career in tech, then take a look at the skills required for some of these entry-level IT jobs. The chances are you already have some transferable skills on your CV that will appeal to hiring managers and recruiters. If more technical skills are needed, be sure to look online where you will be able to you may enrol in a course, achieve a certification, or even educate yourself.

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