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Top UK tech jobs
While tech jobs as a whole are rising in the country, certain positions andskills are more in demand than others.Software developer is the most in-demand position in tech, joining key workerroles in the top five jobs for vacancies across all sectors.Jobs requiring cloud skills have also climbed 22% since 2018, while jobsrequiring knowledge of artificial intelligence or cybersecurity have grown 44%over the same period.Notably, not all tech jobs require STEM skills. Client services, productmanagement and scrum masters have all seen significant upswing, while dataethics positions have grown 31% within a year.
Tech salaries above average
Salaries for tech jobs are also higher than for many other fields.For the whole of the UK, the average for tech positions was £39,000, comparedto the non-tech median of £27,840.This does vary significantly across the UK, however, with the lowest averagefor tech jobs being £28,500 and the highest – for jobs in London – being£55,000.However, when taking into account varying living costs, London does not rankas the best option, with Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Belfast andSheffield all proving better when taking living costs into account.
Digital skills gap remains a concern
However, despite the potential of the tech sector for UK employment, theskills gap remains a concern, particularly for those moving from industriesthat have seen a sharp drop in roles due to the pandemic.“It’s fantastic to see the UK tech sector leading the way to help fuel theUK’s post-Covid economic recovery with a boom in technology related hiring andjobs,” said Cindy Rose, UK CEO of Microsoft.“At the same time, it highlights the critical need for everyone – industry andgovernment – to find ways to address the digital skills gap that existedbefore Covid but has only worsened since. Our collective commitment to closethe skills gap will help ensure inclusive economic growth and opportunity foreveryone.”* * *Read more: The tech verticals leading the UK tech sector’s pandemic response* * *Most In Demand Skills 2020As we enter a new decade of increasing digital transformation and automation,it is more important than ever to help your employees build the skills to growtheir careers and propel your business forward.What are the most critical soft and hard skills that organizations like yoursare looking for? How can you close those skills gaps as efficiently andeffectively as possible—at scale? (Hint: We suggest an online learningsolution.)In the upcoming LinkedIn Learning 2020 Workplace Learning Report, launchingnext month, we found that the 1 most important information that talentdevelopers want to help them identify skills gaps is to know what the most in-demand skills will be in the future. That’s one of the reasons why we areexcited to share this list with you today.Every year, we identify the skills that companies need most so that you havesome additional data points to inform your learning, upskill training, anddevelopment programs, help our members pinpoint which skills will be mostvalued in the market, and guide our learning content roadmap.To create this list, we surfaced data from our network of over 660+ millionprofessionals and 20+ million jobs to reveal the 15 most in-demand soft andhard skills. More specifically, we looked at the skills that are in thehighest demand (based on hiring rate) relative to the supply of people whohave those skills. These are global rankings, but we only included cities with100,000 LinkedIn members or more.Here are the skills in rank order, how they moved compared to our 2019 list,and sample learning content to help your organization and employees buildthese skills.
The top soft skills are more human-centric than last year
Soft skills are the essential interpersonal skills that make or break ourability to get things done. We think of them as foundational and everyprofessional should be working to build them.Topping this year’s list are creativity, collaboration, persuasion, andemotional intelligence—all skills that demonstrate how you work with othersand bring new ideas to the table. More task-oriented skills like ‘timemanagement’ from last year’s list are notably absent this year. While thesetask-oriented skills remain critical to success at work, this year’s resultssignal that companies are gravitating more toward talent with strong people-oriented skills.
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5 Emotional Intelligence – new
Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, evaluate, and respond toyour own emotions and the emotions of others. New to the most in-demand skillslist this year, emotional intelligence underscores the importance of howemployees interact with each other.
Analytical and data-centered hard skills continue to reign supreme
While the most in-demand soft skills are all about how employees worktogether, the most in-demand hard skills are the ones defining what they’reworking on.These skills will continue to evolve as the world of work does and will varybased on industry and country. For example, for the first time this year,blockchain not only made the list of skills we look for, but toppedit—highlighting a rapid spike in demand for these skills in 2020.Trending data also reveals that data-driven decision making skills likeanalytical reasoning (3), up one spot from last year, and business analysis(6), up ten spots from last year, are essential in today’s workforce. Ascompanies continue to collect and analyze more data than ever before, theyneed people who can help interpret and take action on that data to drivegrowth.
6 Business Analysis – up 10
Business analysis made the most significant jump of any skill on our list andit’s one of the few hard skills every professional should have, as most rolesrequire some level of business analysis to make decisions.Recommended Courses:
9 Scientific Computing – up 3
Scientific computing skills are held by data science professionals, engineers,and software architects. Companies need more professionals that can developmachine learning models and apply statistical and analytical approaches tolarge data sets using programs like Python, MATLAB, and others.Recommended Courses:
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See how Quay, a rising leader at MGM Resorts International, strengthened heranalytical skills and her power of persuasion on LinkedIn Learning to earn apromotion.View full MGM story5 Highest Paying Tech Jobs in demand in 2021It is no gainsaying that tech jobs are fast becoming the most in-demand job inthe world, a lot of individuals switch careers into the highest paying techjobs In the world.There are different reasons why people dive into tech jobs not only because itis the most in-demand job but also the benefits and other personal reasonsattached to it. Tech professionals and experts with the right tech skills arein high market demand and as well into highest paying tech jobs as technologybecomes the order of the day, businesses going online and everything becomingmore digitalized and computer focused.Currently, there has been an increase in demand for tech professionals such assoftware engineers, programmers, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and lotsmore. This high rate of demand is not limited to Nigeria alone but also aroundthe globe. Many people have heard about some top paying tech jobs but theydon’t really know how to get one of the highest paying tech jobs or even makethe transition into tech and grab any of these roles.
Here are the List of 5 Top Highest paying tech jobs in 2021
So after a little research we did, we found out that the list we have below isthe top highest paying tech jobs in 2021 in Nigeria and around the world.
Top tech jobs for 2019
Topping the tech list is the need for developer/programmers, which unseatedlast year’s top job, IT project manager (now bumped to No. 3). According tothe Randstad report, “Coding and programming skills remain in high demand.Full stack developers with a range of front and back end skills are especiallysought-after.” Skills in coding Java, Python and .net are among the topspecialties employers are looking for.If programming isn’t your thing, the report shows a four-spot jump for systemadministrators, which now occupies the number two position. Sys admins areresponsible for overseeing a company’s IT infrastructure as well as managingservers and network equipment.Rounding out the top 5 tech jobs for 2019 are IT project manager, qualityassurance analyst and data analyst. The report also sheds some light on ITsalaries, stating that the IT industry offers some of the best in Canada –with the average annual salary being $81,750, up slightly over last year’s$81,500. “This year’s list reflects the diversity of the IT sector and thevaried skills and specialties found in the field,” the report states.> Here’s the full list of the top tech jobs for 2019:>> 1. Developer / Programmer > 2. System Administrator > 3. IT project Manager > 4. Quality Assurance Analyst > 5. Data Analyst > 6. IT Business Analyst > 7. Help Desk Analyst > 8. IT Manager