Hays Reveals Top 10 In-Demand Tech Jobs In 2023

The most sought-after professionals aren’t necessarily those with hard skills related to technology knowledge, but those that can oversee projects and provide insights.
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Hays, the global leader in workforce solutions and specialist recruitment, has analysed recent hiring trends data to reveal the most in-demand tech jobs for 2023, as the war for talent continues. 

The importance of digital infrastructure has increased greatly in the last three years, becoming a necessity for all organisations. This has led to a rapid increase in the number of available tech jobs, as demand for tech professionals continues to outpace supply across the globe.

Market leader, Hays, has analysed the data for recent hiring trends and examined the roles its clients are recruiting for to determine the top ten in-demand tech jobs in 2023. 

In-demand tech jobs in 2023: key insights

  • The most sought-after professionals aren’t necessarily those with hard skills related to technology knowledge, but those that can oversee projects and provide insights.
  • As digital transformation and innovation continue across the globe, developers and engineers are in demand.
  • While organisations have had time to adapt to change, transformation is still happening and the people to oversee this process are still required.

James Milligan, Hays Global Head of Technology Solutions, commented on the in-demand tech jobs, “Organisations need people who will take responsibility for running projects and working closely with all those involved. While other jobs in our top ten list require hard skills, these roles revolve around soft skills and seeing the bigger picture of the overall strategy.

There’s still demand for people with technical knowledge. Developers and engineers will design and build both the products for internal and external use. It’s also here that DevOps engineers continue to be in high demand, given the scope they have. Organisations also need people to extract the data and provide insights to the business in the form of actionable solutions. One key skill that will be desirable is adaptability. Many workers will be operating in environments of growth or transformation and being agile will be an asset.

Hays Global Head of Technology Solutions James Miligan

Top ten in-demand tech jobs in 2023

10. Change Manager

With strong communication skills and a track record of delivering change, these professionals will oversee the project methodology mostly related to digital transformation. 

9. Scrum Master

Scrum Masters must be able to identify the team’s needs and communicate effectively to facilitate wider success. 

8. DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineers have a broader remit than in many tech jobs, working with developers and operations in building and deploying new releases.

7. Data Engineer

The role of a data engineer entails building systems to compile data and provide analytics to the right people in the business.

6. Software Engineer

Software engineers design and create a range of systems and applications for organisations.

5. Java Developer

Java is one of the core programming languages used by software engineers. Those proficient in Java will have a range of opportunities in 2023, whether it’s at a start-up or a multinational company. 

4. Data Analyst

Data analysts take the information provided by engineers to solve problems and help deliver insights. Those with experience and qualifications are popular among employers, but there are learning opportunities available as demand outweighs supply.

3. .NET Developer

This role focuses on programming for Microsoft Windows. If jobseekers can code for apps and other software with languages such as C# or VB.NET, then there are roles available. 

2. Project Manager

Project managers were number one on the 2022 top ten in-demand tech jobs list and are still proving popular as organisations roll out their digital transformation. You’ll need to be a strong leader with good communication skills to excel in this role.

1. Business Analyst

The most in-demand tech job on our list. Companies need people to gather requirements and spot trends. Even if jobseekers don’t have formal qualifications, organisations are hiring with experience in delivering this.

This post was adapted from a Hays blog by James Milligan.

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