7 Hottest Tech Skills for IT Professionals

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

With technology now being a constant presence in most of our daily lives (and the news), there’s no time like the present to get your tech skills up to date. Therefore, to make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of the 7 hottest tech skills currently in demand.

Web Development

As the web continues to permeate every facet of our lives, with no intention of slowing down, consumers’ craving for innovative, enjoyable and user-friendly online experiences will only go on the up. As a result, expertise in responsive web design is becoming a top priority along with the development of sites able to adapt to the numerous screen sizes “smart” technology has provided us with.

Role using this skill: Net Web developer


Programming and Application Development

Companies are always on the lookout for talented developers to build new apps for a competitive edge as well as those who can support existing computer systems. Also, there is a growing demand for programmers with scripting languages such as SQL, Java and JavaScript being amongst the most popular in noteworthy tech domains.
Role using this skill: Java Developer


Information Security

As cyber threats continue to upsurge in scope, frequency and sophistication, so does the need InfoSec specialists. Security is continuing to be a priority across all industries, so much so, many companies are increasing spending on cyber security technologies in order to prevent the exploitation of hackers.

Roles using this skill: Principle Cyber Security Architect & Senior Cyber Security Engineer


Database Administration

The key for this data-centric role is to know the right platforms such as DBMS (database management systems). Widely used DBMs that should be on your radar include Oracle 12c, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL and PostgreSQL – all of which are globally recognised credentials. Therefore, a significant way to validate your database administration skills is to gain these certifications.

Role using this skill: Oracle DBA


Big Data & Business Intelligence

A vital goal for many businesses at the moment is big data or as some may call it, data science. This involves analysing and extracting valuable insights from the massive caches of information that companies routinely collect. Once the data is broken down, there is then the need to go beyond the numbers. Companies require the tools and techniques to take action based on the finding of data analyses – this is where business intelligence comes in.

Roles using this skill: CVM Business Intelligence Solutions Architect & Senior Big Data Architect


Cloud / Saas

Cloud migration, cloud security and cloud application development – all marketable cloud skills needed due to the proliferation of cloud-based business solutions shaping the future of IT. These skills are essential when it comes to Software as a service (SaaS), the software distribution model whereby third-part providers host on-demand applications that customers can access and manage via the internet.

Roles using this skill: Dev Ops Engineer & Cloud Privacy Specialist


IT Architecture

This skill can come under a variety of job titles, but it involves understanding and internalising an organisations mission and business goals, then developing an IT footing to meet these needs. The rising demand for this skill highlights the increasing importance of a cohesive IT strategy as organisations compete to adopt innovative technologies in emerging areas such as cloud computing and Internet of Things.

Role using this skill: Enterprise Architect

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Maintenance Engineer

Morson Talent are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer on an initial 12 months FTC basis (Likely to be perm for the right candidate) in the Manchester area. Location Manchester Salary £37,000 + 20% uplift for occasional shift work Hours Days based - Occasional cover shift work (6-2 / 2-10) The Person: * NVQ 3 or above in Engineering ESSENTIAL * Multiskilled - Mechanically / Electrically biased * Various backgrounds considered: Manufacturing, Automotive, Food, Distribution Centres, Automated Warehouse, Recycling, Biomass, Packaging or Printing, Chemical Plant, Brewery, Paper, Manufacturing Plant, Electromechanical / Automated Plant. * Health and safety focused, good awareness and a can do attitude. Desirable: * Bottling, material handling, AGV's, stackers, palletisers * Pneumatics, hydraulics The Job: * Assist with breakdowns maintenance and reliability of electromechanical machinery, equipment, and plant. * Maintenance of various sections of the plant - PPM and fault finding * Monitor production process & machinery performance. * Assist with PPM & breakdown. * Continuous improvement If you are interested in a new opportunity and would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 07739311930 or reply with an updated CV.

System Engineer

A Systems Engineer contractor is sought for a contract in Stevenage, Hertfordshire for a SATELLITE DIGITAL PROCESSOR SYSTEM ENGINEER position.Our client seek an expert in digital signal processor design and validation to join the design team responsible for the secure telecommand and telemetry system for a military communication satellite.The role requires an all-round grasp of the digital system, which includes both cryptographic and modem equipment, and its hardware implementation in order to support both system analyses and commissioning of prototype hardware. KEY SKILLS / PROVEN ABILITYProven Ability in any or all of the following topics will be valuable -Failure mode and related system analyses: FMEA / FMECA, single event effects and security analysis;Cryptographic processing and associated security functions;Modem functions (modulation and coding);Implementation of reliable digital signal processing hardware;FPGA-based prototyping and debugging;End-to-end RF communication systems testingSector knowledge: Space / Aerospace / Defence / Communications ADDITIONALTravel - Occasional travel to other UK sitesBase of Work - Following a familiarisation period on site this role will be working from home then working on site once COVID restrictions are lifted by the client - candidates must be able to work on site full time when required

Composite Technician - Aerospace Panels

Morson are currently looking for experienced composite technicians for our client for roles based in Stevenage.Job Profile Assembly and final assembly of sandwich aluminium composite panel production. Inclusive of: - Potting of inserts Bonding of various brackets and equipment Film adhesives Panel completion General hot and cold bonding processes Drilling, reaming etc. High tolerance requirements (typically better than 0.05mm in various areas). Experience Essential:- Ability to work from detailed drawings and electronic work instructions - within specific procedures Experience working to procedures with checkpoints/quality gates Previous experience such as mechanical fitter, close tolerance sheet metal worker, time served mechanical technician Experience in industries such as Space/Aerospace/Automotive/Motorsport etc. Ability to work in confined spaces above floor level Desirable:- Knowledge of satellite structure assemblies or similar Modern apprenticeship Clean room experience Shifts Weekly rotating double day shifts - 06:00hrs to 14:00 hrs 14:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs Some weekend working Saturday or Sunday may be required at peak times. Other There will be a skills test at interview The successful candidate will be required to pass BPSS security clearance before confirmation of contract offer. Free parking is provided for this role in a municipal car park located approximately fifteen minutes' walk from site.

Warehouse Operative

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