We live in a tech-driven world and the global pandemic has intensified things even further. Businesses were forced to accelerate their digital transformation efforts to enable remote and hybrid working.

As a result, things evolve quickly with new tech job roles created all the time. In fact, many of the tech jobs around today didn’t even exist 10 or 20 years ago, such as AI engineers or UX designers. With everything moving so rapidly, there are often shortages of talent in some of the in demand roles.

Fortunately, if you’re looking for top tech talent our recruitment agency can help you to find the right people to fill those vacancies. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10 tech jobs in demand at the moment.

1. Software Engineer

The main roles of a software engineer are to develop, build, test, and launch software and apps. After the software or app is launched, they may also play a part in updating and continuously improving the software.

The role of a software engineer demands knowledge of at least one (usually more) programming language and software tools.

The average salary of a software engineer in the UK is £63,000.

2. Data Scientist

It makes sense that in our data-driven world that data scientists are in high demand. In fact, over the past year the popularity of the role has grown by 295%. But what do data scientists do? Their main role is to build solid data foundations and systems. They spend most of their time collecting data, setting up data storage systems, analysing data, and drawing insights from data.

Depending on their skills, they may also set up machine learning models or AI engines to automate data capture, analysis, and insight generation.

The average salary of a data scientist in the UK is £56,000.

3. Cloud Architect

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a massive demand for cloud architects, as remote and hybrid working relies on cloud systems and storage. A cloud architect is in charge of developing a cloud adoption strategy and implementing it. Most cloud architects need a good understanding of all the main operating systems and some programming language knowledge.

The average salary of a cloud architect in the UK is £64,000.

4. Machine Learning Engineer or AI Engineer

Machine learning (ML) engineers are responsible for researching, designing, and building artificial intelligence (AI) engines or models. A typical day for an ML engineer involves creating algorithms and writing code to power AI engines that are able to work in an automated way.

The average salary of an ML engineer in the UK is £56,000.

5. UX Designer

A UX designer focuses on planning and designing the user experience for a piece of software, app, or website. Skills that UX designers need include user research methods, wireframing and prototyping, UX writing, and interactivity design.

The average salary of a UX designer in the UK is £52,000.

6. DevOps Engineer

A DevOps engineer is in charge of bringing together different IT operations and development teams to collaborate effectively on software development projects. They work closely with software engineers, developers, admin, and other IT staff. DevOps engineers need to have agile working skills such as continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).

The average salary of a DevOps engineer in the UK is £73,000.

7. Java Developer

Java developers are in high demand due to the number of Java-based apps out there these days. Their role is to work on Java code throughout the entire product development cycle, as well as managing the software or app after launch.

The average salary of a Java developer in the UK is £66,000.

8. Blockchain Developer

The blockchain is starting to come of age as a technology and these days it is used for much more than just powering cryptocurrencies. Blockchain developers build decentralized applications into existing blockchain platforms, enabling the use of smart contracts and payment systems.

The average salary of a blockchain developer in the UK is £49,000.

9. Cybersecurity Engineer

A cybersecurity engineer (also known as an information security engineer) helps to maintain the safety of networks (local and cloud) and data systems. They are particularly focused on preventing breaches and attacks such as hacking, phishing scams, spyware, malware, and viruses.

The average salary of a cybersecurity engineer in the UK is £44,000.

10. Full-Stack Developer

Last, but not least, are full-stack developers. These are the people who are all-rounders when it comes to developing software, websites, and web apps, as they can develop both client and server-side software features. They need to know HTML and CSS, as well as one or more programming languages.

The average salary of a full-stack developer in the UK is £56,000.

Get in touch with leading recruitment consultants in the UK

Here at YNH, we know how tough it can be to find top tech talent, especially in one of the high demand roles listed above. The good news is that we have built a strong network of talented and eager people who can meet your business needs.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you meet your tech recruitment needs.