A shortlist of some of the most in-demand IT jobs for 2020.

With technology becoming ever more prevalent in our personal and professional lives, it’s no surprise that there’s currently no shortage of opportunities for those possessing IT skills.

In the UK alone, demand for IT engineers grew faster than any other job in 2018/19. What’s more, adverts for these professionals jumped by more than a third, making it the fastest growing role on the market.

Whether you’re looking to secure your first role in the sector, you already work in the industry but are looking to move around or you’re perfectly content and just want to see how you measure up, here are the most in-demand IT jobs for 2020.

Blockchain engineer

With an incredible 517% increase in global demand for blockchain engineers, this is officially one of the most desired IT skills for 2020.

Working in this profession, you specialise in creating and implementing digital solutions for organisations by utilising a unique type of technology. You may also analyse code, train junior staff, implement methods to ensure backend functionality and collaborate with others to guarantee streamlined applications.

IT Support

A crucial role for most businesses, IT support professionals are continuously in demand. Working in this job, you can expect to provide support in a number of ways including offering product support, helping colleagues with any tech issues and helping to run and maintain software programmes.

Data scientists

Demand for data scientists has increased by 29% over the last year, making it a safe bet for anyone looking to get into this role. The job involves helping companies to make sense of the data they’re capturing so they can use it to drive performance, utilise marketing campaigns, improve product offerings and give better customer service.

Cyber security analysts

With companies relying on technology and the internet more than ever, they’re at greater risk of being exposed to cyber threats. Since GDPR came into effect, businesses now need to work extra hard to ensure they’re protecting their employees’ and customers’ data. A lack of compliance can result in hefty fines and a permanently damaged reputation which means that companies are investing heavily in cyber security analysts.

Cloud engineers

With the vast majority of companies moving their day-to-day functions to the cloud, it’s no surprise that cloud engineering has become one of the most in-demand jobs for 2020.

There are many different areas cloud engineers can specialise in including cloud architect, cloud software engineer, cloud security engineer, cloud network engineer and cloud systems engineer. Each position focuses on a specific type of cloud computing, rather than the technology as a whole so it’s great for those looking for a more specialist role.

App developers

The vast majority of us own a smartphone and for many of us, our home screen is filled with an array of apps – some of which we use on a daily basis. Businesses know that mobile devices are the best way to reach out to and engage with their customers. Unsurprisingly, this has created a demand for app developers for iOS and Android.

Other in-demand IT roles for 2020 include:

  • SEO marketers
  • IoT (Internet of Things) engineers
  • Business intelligence analysts
  • Machine learning engineers

If you would like help securing your next IT role, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alpha Group and we’ll be more than happy to help.