In the future, as more companies seek a digital-first approach to their business, the demand for digital skills will grow exponentially. Finding developers, cybersecurity experts, and cloud migration experts is a challenge for many recruitment managers, as organizations are looking to long-term growth and sustainability after a period of rapid change. This is the most important issue.
This range of demand is reflected in the booming tech employment market. According to CompTIA’s June 2021 European Tech Hiring Trends report, employers posted 900,000 ads for new tech jobs in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the third quarter of 2021. Increased by 40%. Software developers have been listed as the most sought after profession. The category accounts for nearly 250,000 job ads posted quarterly.
The call to developers is consistent throughout the pandemic and could be one of the biggest hiring challenges for employers over the next few months. This was certainly true for 61% of the respondents in the 15,000 developer and HR manager survey by the technology adoption platform CodinGame, which provided a snapshot of the company’s most sought-after development and programming skills in 2021.
A CodinGame 2021 developer survey conducted between October and December 2020 found that 64% of companies are looking to hire up to 50 developers in 2021. On the other hand, 13.5% want to hire more than 100 new developers in 2021.
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Coupled with the growing demand for coders, knowledge of programming languages is also required by companies that are undergoing digital transformation and launching new apps and digital platforms.
Recruiters expect it to be particularly difficult to fulfill the DevOps role. The switch to remote work has surged the demand for DevOps experts who can manage an organization’s cloud infrastructure and help businesses move their services to the cloud.
According to CodinGame, this trend is expected to continue throughout the year. Forty-three percent of survey respondents cited DevOps position as the number one challenge for adoption in 2021, back-end developers (41%), full-stack developers (41%), architects (33%), and software engineers. (twenty four%).
Encounter between software development and operation
According to GitLab’s April 2021 Upskilling Enterprise DevOps Skills Report, DevOps skills are projected to grow 122% over the next five years, making them one of the fastest growing skills among employees. .. In the United States, there have been over 300,000 jobs requiring DevOps skills in the last 12 months, and this demand is rapidly expanding across roles, organizations and industries.
This demand has also been reflected in the UK, where the UK had to address the existing digital skills shortage that was significantly exacerbated by the combination of Brexit and COVID-19.
A study released in June by recruiter Robert Half found that demand for DevOps skills increased by 319.4% in the 12 months to June as companies continue to integrate software development and IT operations. understood.
A Robert Half survey, collected between April and May 2021, provides a more general overview of the skills organizations need later this year and aspires to be best fulfilled by recruitment managers in various departments. doing.
For Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), the top five preferred hires in the second half of 2021 are cloud engineers, front-end developers, business transformation specialists, and database administrators.
Interestingly, when the CIO and CTO took the quiz about the most important interim recruitment, the results were slightly different. In this example, the front-end developer topped the list, followed by cloud engineers, system security specialists, business intelligence specialists, and network / system managers.
Software as a Service (SaaS) skills and Python were also emphasized as increasingly important professional skills for employers, with demand for them increasing by 143.1% and 136.5%, respectively.
Again, developers find themselves in a better position in the post-COVID employment market. Phil Boden, senior manager at Robert Half, told ZDNet: Java “
CompTIA’s Hiring Trends Report also reports high demand for Java and PHP, and programming languages feature the 6th and 10th most cited technical skills in tech posts.
However, these languages are “Programming” (2nd), “Business IT Systems” (3rd), “IT System Management” (7
th), “[Microsoft] Office / Spreadsheets maintained the almost universal job entry requirements and was the number one skill needed by employers.
CompTIA states that job listings “always match the job the employer is trying to perform.” This helps explain the variability in importance placed on the different skills in the report. However, it points out that almost all technology jobs share many common skill threads. Software, infrastructure, data, business applications are all represented, and employers often “expect some degree of cybersecurity, data, cloud, project management, and related things. Technical skills.”
The report says: “At the skill level, a summary analysis of all job listings for all tech jobs suggests that employers tend to look for balanced candidates. This is a new platform, a new coding language, New hardware and devices, new data streams, and new combinations of technology building blocks (think IoT) are a de facto part of the job for tech professionals. “
It also explains why employers are increasingly expecting baseline IT security knowledge from workers, but cybersecurity is often not specifically mentioned in skill reports.
Taking the UK as an example, according to the 2021 City and Guilds Skills Index released in June, the job information of domestic “cyber security engineers” was 19,222% between April 2020 and April 2021. Also increased significantly, but the role of “cyber security engineer” increased by 292%. This is compared to a 312% increase in “Full Stack Developer” ads and an 184% increase in “Azure Architect” job listings over the same period.
Cyber security above all?
The demand for cybersecurity professionals is by no means limited to the United Kingdom. In a September 2020 Harvey Nash and KPMG report, more than one-third (35%) of the 4,200 IT professionals surveyed cited cybersecurity skills as their most sought-after skills, and cyberprofessionals around the world. Identified a large demand for.
This demand continues until 2021. According to Harvey Nash’s 2021 Tech Salary and Hot Skills report, published in June 2021, cybersecurity remains the number one skill for employers in the United Kingdom (31%) and the United States (36%). Harvey Nash CEO Beb White told ZDNet, “Because security specialists are required to play an important role in protecting their businesses in the unprecedented challenge of moving to large-scale telecommuting. , Demand is rising throughout the pandemic. “
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In addition to IT security, employers also seek cloud and data / analytics expertise. Again, this reflects the changing demands of business needs as digital transformation accelerates and more companies shift significantly to telecommuting.
Among the cloud-specific roles employed by enterprises, Harvey Nash identifies strong demand for “cloud architects,” “cloud engineers,” “cloud security specialists,” DevOps…