What Are The In-Demand Roles in 2018?

Rebekah Valero-Lee Candidate Hub


As we begin our 2018 journey, it’s clear which roles are going to be show-runners. The world of work is constantly evolving, with the recruitment space changing for both job seekers and employers in the coming year.

The ONS said the employment rate last year was at its highest level since modern records began in the early 1970s. However, there is still evidence that companies are facing a skills’ shortages.

So what is it that employers are after? Digital technology, finance and construction expertise, it seems, due to continued investment in these areas across the UK.

As businesses jump on the digital transformation bandwagon, more roles are required in the information technology department. Alongside this, with the recent cyber-attacks and rise in fraudulent activities, fraud and risk aversion has become a priority for many organisations.

Here are the top 10 jobs for 2018.

1) IT Security Architects
Key skills: Integration (API, SOA, BPM), Data management, Big Data and Mobile

Solution Architect

2) Data Analysts
Key skills: Data integration, Data Migration and good SQL skills

Senior Test Analyst

3) Risk Analysts

Key skills: numeracy and analytical, research and negotiation

Finance Analyst

4) Part-qualified Accountants
Key skills: technical accounting knowledge, analytical skills and systems knowledge

Accounting Team Leader

5) Civil Engineers
Key skills: Technical and project management skills, AutoCAD ability and knowledge of emerging SUDS technology and legislation

Civil Engineer

6) Payroll Team leaders
Key skills: Knowledge of leading full integrated, end to end payroll service

Business Support Assistant

7) Java Developers
Key skills: Java experience, exposure to API design, service deployment and messaging technologies

Java Developer

8) Safety Case Engineers
Key skills: Experience in the Systems Engineering of hardware and software systems, Serial and Discrete Interface Design and experience of development of distributed and/or Windows based control systems

System Design Engineer

9) Building Surveyors
Key skills: Project Management experience of building maintenance work, refurbishment, and alterations on existing buildings. JCT and NEC£ Contract Administration experience

Building Surveyor

10) Project Managers
Key skills: Project management, experience of BD / digital / IT experience in customer facing digital and data projects. Understands business / financial modelling

Senior Project Manager

No need to panic if you’re matching your CV to that list and coming up with no match – it does vary according to location and industry, with plenty of good opportunities for professionals. Search for other Morson roles now.

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