What Are The In-Demand Roles in 2018?

author profile picture

by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

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.

Check out our infographic below to see if every Monday feels like a #BlueMonday for you.


Cx Jobs

Project Manager

Are you an experienced Project Manager? Do you want to work for a company that is demonstrating sustained periods of growth, as well as having a solid order book of more work to come? Do you want to work for a company that offers autonomy, along with the freedom to develop in your career? Then Vital want to speak to you.Vital resources are currently working with a reputable and well established Civils and Groundworks contractor to assist them in their search for a new Project Manager. Our client is looking for someone who can demonstrate a background in Civils and Infrastructure projectsAs an experienced Manager your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Daily management of various civil projects within the portfolio of workLeading successful contract delivery, ensuring the site team are fully appraised of the contract parametersInvolvement of projects at all stages from Pre-Qualifying and tendering through to completionEnsuring contracts are executed in accordance with client requirementThe successful applicant for this role will be able to demonstrate:Background in a similar positionPrevious experience working within groundworks, deep drainage and, cut & fill works.Degree educated (or similar)Full UK Licence as travel to sites will be requiredAbility to work alone with minimal supervisionFor this our client is willing to offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive package.If you would like more information, please apply or contact Jamie Nicholson using the below details

Project Manager

Morson have an exciting vacancy for a Project Manager based in Yeovil for one of our Aerospace Clients. Job DescriptionThe Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the defined Project with authority and responsibility from the Programme Manager to run the project on a day-to-day basis.Key Job Accountabilities Include:The project manager is responsible for leading and managing the project team with responsibility and authority from the Programme Manager or Sponsor on a day-to-day basis. Delivering the project to schedule, cost and quality.Interfacing between the project and functional business areas to achieve the overall Project deliverables. Demonstrate good communication and encouragement across functional business areas, for change.Effective co-ordination of the project and the inter dependencies into the overall Programme or as an independent small project, including resolution or mitigation of any risks and issues arising during the project. Supported by the Programme Management office.Ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with policies, and processes.Ensuring delivery of contract life cycle relevant to accountable project.Managing and production of the required deliverables proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action to achieve quality and schedule within budget.Planning, designing and monitoring the project, preparing any project plans as required. Please contact us for more information.

Visual Modeller

Our Client is developing a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer at its Dalgety Bay facility in Fife. The software solution exploits an existing in-house product capability called VoRTEX (Virtual Reality Training Executive). The VoRTEX core software provides the virtual environment, state store and rule set that govern how the user interacts with the platform virtual model. To run with the VoRTEX core, the project is creating the specific behaviour and 3D visual models for the relevant aircraft systems.The role will primarily focus on creating real-time textured 3D objects to be incorporated into a highly detailed aircraft with opening panels and removable parts. The source data will usually comprise very high polygon count CAD files that need to be optimised then textured. This will mostly be done manually because automated tools usually create unacceptable artefacts. Some objects will be created from photographs and measurements only. Applicants with full-time experience creating 3D assets for games or military simulators will have an advantage. The applicant should provide a portfolio or examples of work. Skills (essential):3D Modelling and texturing/shading of real time assets based on real world reference materials;Ensuring that all models produced are optimised for performance, taking into consideration the limitations of the target system;Ability to work in a team setting, working to deadlines and time constraints. Skills (desirable):Understanding of baking textures, generating specular / normal maps and physically based shading;Pro-actively contributes to improvement of production pipeline;General knowledge of rigging, lighting, animation and rendering techniques;Can develop MEL / Maxscript tools;Traditional art drawing skills;Knowledge and experience of using JIRA for task management. Tools (essential):3D Modelling - Autodesk Maya preferred, also 3DS Max (pure CAD software experience is unsuitable);Texturing - Adobe Photoshop CC expertise. Tools (desirable):Texturing - 3D painting software experience is useful;Game Engine - Unity 3D preferred, also Unreal Engine.

Site Manager

Are you an experienced Site Manager? Do you want to work for a company that is demonstrating sustained periods of growth, as well as having a solid order book of more work to come? Do you want to work for a company that offers autonomy, along with the freedom to develop in your career? Then Vital want to speak to you.Vital resources are currently working with a reputable and well established multi-disciplined contractor to assist them in their search for a new Site Manager. Our client is looking for someone who can demonstrate a background in Rail, Water, Civils, or Infrastructure projectsAs an experienced Manager your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Daily management of groundworks packages in the central Belt of ScotlandOrganise and Purchase on Site Labour, Materials, and PlantLiaise with the commercial teams and other operational teams to ensure projects are delivered in a timely, and cost effective manner.Organise and Chair meetings with clients and senior management.The successful applicant for this role will be able to demonstrate:Background in a similar positionPrevious experience working within groundworks, deep drainage and, cut & fill works.Experience working as a subcontractor is preferred, but not essentialSMSTS CertifiedFull UK Licence as travel to sites will be requiredAbility to work alone with minimal supervisionFor this our client is willing to offer a competitve salary, along with a comprehensive package.For more information, please contact Jamie Nicholson using the details provided, or click the apply now link.

Austin Distel Va Opp86kf Q Unsplash

Advertisement