Our Ops Director Reveals the Top 5 Most In-Demand IT Jobs

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

Adrian Adair, gives us an insight into why it’s a great time to get into tech. Whether you’re new to the industry or looking to improve your skillset, here are five IT jobs that are in high demand from clients across the globe.  

We all rely on technology and IT networks every day of our lives. From the systems we use at work, to the way we spend our down time and the public services on which we rely, it’s hard to image a time when IT wasn’t so integral to how we live.

What all that means for the employment market is demand for the skills required to maintain existing IT systems and develop new solutions continues to grow.

The IT job market is extremely diverse as a consequence, creating opportunities for all candidates with an IT background. And, often, IT skills and experience are transferrable to emerging roles and technologies, creating opportunities for dynamic careers that embrace change and help to drive innovation.

The question that many candidates ask is where the best IT opportunities lie. Some IT jobs may require further training or professional development so it pays to know how much potential they offer for career progression.

Here’s our summary of the top five IT jobs currently in highest demand. Click on the job titles to search for available opportunities:

  1. .NET Developer

With so many services now delivered online, the job of programming web-based applications is critical for many organisations. .NET developers are web programmers with a strong understanding of the .NET framework. They’re responsible for developing a variety of online programs, applications and interfaces. They may have experience in a variety of programming languages so there is lots of potential here for transferable skills.

  1. GDPR Data Security

From May 2018, GDPR legislation will make it mandatory for all businesses and organisations to keep personal data securely and demonstrate the steps they have taken to do this. As many organisations don’t even know what personal data they have, where it is or how to track it, there is an urgent need for data security specialists that can help programme systems to comply with the legislation and keep data secure.

  1. Cyber Security Specialists

Cybercrime has become a significant threat to companies, public sector organisations and individuals, with incidents rising year on year. The specialist skills needed to protect systems against malicious hacks and viruses are in high demand and this looks set to continue to be a growth area of the job market indefinitely.

  1. Data Scientists

Recently referred to in Forbes as ‘the century’s hottest career’, the job of a data scientist is to analyse and interpret complex data, such as usage statistics from website traffic. These skills are playing an increasingly important role in a business strategy and resource planning, making the role of data scientist critical to a wide range of organisations.

  1. Network Architect

Required to design, build and maintain a variety of data communication networks, from expansive cloud infrastructures to smaller intranets, network architects are needed for roles in a wide variety of organisations, including data processing specialists and companies that rely on data comms services. As we become increasingly dependent on cloud storage and cloud-based processing, network architects will remain in high demand.

At Morson we do more than recruit technical engineers. With a huge presence in the IT market, working with some of the worlds biggest clients, we have over 100 IT jobs open, with opportunities spanning the globe. Find your opportunity here – search all IT jobs.

Cx Jobs

Commercial Manager

Assessing the existing commercial landscape and looking at the impact on programme delivery. Designing and implementing approaches which ensure effective delivery of the right outcome for the department. Leading on supplier integration with regards to relationship and cost impact upon the department. Clarifying the ability to terminate current contracts, working with programme finance leads to understand impact and realisation of any potential benefits. The ability to renegotiate existing contracts. Managing the impact of existing commercial financial models. Acting as primary point of contact between the incumbent supplier(s) and the department. Manage the sourcing activities for medium cost and business risk opportunities and work collaboratively with relevant customers and stakeholders to create and deliver commercial and contractual value

System Integration Project Manager (SiteTracker)

System Integration Project Manager (SiteTracker) Location: Bristol or Manchester Duration: 3 month rolling contract inside IR35 - Will take you to at least end of the financial year Our global Telecom client require an IT Project Manager who will be responsible for creating and leading an integrated team to deliver end-to-end projects ensuring they have a valid business benefit, deliver on time, within budget and to agreed quality criteria from conception through to market launch and transition into operations. Youll have the following skills & experience * Good knowledge of and experience with Sitetracker * Professional experience delivering medium to large projects (<£5m) within a Gated Project Governance process, focussed on: o Integration with supporting / adjoining systems, principally SiteTracker o Underpinning and interlocking wider business change and process re-engineering * Excellent track record in project delivery within a fast paced, Technology environment in the telecoms business using a range of internal and external suppliers to deliver. * Experience working with a range of stakeholders, up to 'Director of' levels If you are interested in hearing more about the position and the company then please apply directly or get in touch for more information -


Our client a leading oil and gas operator is looking for an accountant to join their team on a temporary 3 month contract until September.Position OverviewThe role is responsible for preparing accurate month end accounts in Gross GBP, preparing partner reporting and issuing billings for recovery of partner share of costs. The JV accountant will ensure costs are accounted for correctly and charged to JV partners in a timely and efficient manner and in accordance to the relevant JOAs. The JV Accountant acts as a key focal point for JV partners and is responsible for billings, resolving queries, partner budget approval etc. The JVA & Reporting Lead will also manage the reporting in Gross GBP costs to the COO and asset teams to provide an overview of the operational performance of the assets. Accountabilities * Key focal point for JV partners in resolving queries, partner budget approval etc * Attend Partner OCMs and TCMs as required, delivering Finance messages and responding to Finance questions * Responsible for issuing billings and resolving late payment queries * Support the Business Planning and Reforecast process through data collection, analysis and preparation of presentation material * Develop and foster close working relationship with the our clients, Tax, Treasury, Commercial and Business Planning teams * Assist Field Managers and their teams to deliver the annual Work plan and budget, annual partner budgets and quarterly re-forecast submissions. Highlight any issues from a financial perspective to Management prior to submission to UK Planning and partners * Provide input to COO monthly presentations for the Asset team on Production, Opex, Capex and Free Cash Flow plus performance against budget/plan and re-forecast * Month end reporting requirements Key Duties * Represent our client in Opcom meetings * Creation of Annual Work Plan and Budget, Reforecast, Life of Field Plan and annual partner budgets with input from cost control and optimisation team to reflect functional plans. Provide oversight, review and assurance during the preparation of the financial (opex and capex) and production * Prepare accurate month end accounts * Understanding the actuals compared to forecast/budget with reporting of variance analysis for key measures through PRS commentary * Prepare and issue Joint Venture monthly partner billings and ensuring timely receipt of cash call / invoice funds from partners. * Perform review and control procedures, ensuring appropriate and accurate operational shared cost allocations are aligned with JOA obligations * Monthly review and update of forecasts in SAP Analytics Cloud * Review and update of month end costs not managed within the cost optimisation team i.e studies, production operations, licence costs et. * Review and post journals to record tariff, transportation costs and any cost shares correctly * Assist with the Joint Venture external audit and work to resolve audit findings in a timely manner * Preparation of JV partner reports and facilitation of partner budget and AFE approvals * Representative at OCM meetings * Key reconciliations for area of responsibility including accrual reviews * Ensure compliance with our clients Capital Governance process and policies as prescribed in Joint Operating Agreements * Preparation of Finance slides for the Monthly COO pack * Preparation of Early Warning Report * PRT support for tax team * Update and submission of Indeva template for budget and reforecast purposes * Preparation of gross to net reconciliations Education Attainment & Accreditation * Qualified accountant or experienced accountant with oil and gas industry experience in a financial/commercial environment(SAP experience needed)Professional Skills & Experience * Experience in an oil and gas environment strongly preferred * Strong aptitude for numbers and analysis combined with strong excel skills * Strong PowerPoint and effective presentation skills Interpersonal Skills & Qualities * Commitment * Teamwork * Reliability * Positive Attitude * Initiative * Drive / Motivation * Ownership * Professionalism * Embraces Change and Continual Improvement * Actively demonstrates our clients core values of Leadership, Excellence, Accountability and Positivity I & D Statement We are an equal opportunity employer, aiming to recruit, retain and develop our people based on merit. Recognising the value of a diverse workforce, all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of race, gender, nationality, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Naval Architect - Weights

Role DescriptionThis role will centre on the production of a full complied and reconciled Weights database.A key element of the role is the assessment of system Third Party Information (TPI) to identify structures, equipment and systems and check against the ShipWeight database.The Weights Engineer will be required to translate weights information into a purpose-made tool, which allows and configured against the project Master Equipment List.Regular reporting of progress against Weight Management Plan. ExperienceExperience of weight engineering processes (weight, centre of gravity, weight distribution, etc)Knowledge of ship structures, routed systems and/or outfit and arrangementAbility to understand and interpret Classification Society (Lloyd's Register) requirements in the context of cable selection and routing.Experience of assessing system and equipment data.Experience of interpretation and manipulation of large amounts of data. SkillsGood attention to detail with the ability to identify inconsistencies across complex datasets and design information.Ability to work independently and solve problems via liaison with other functions across the project.Strong interpersonal skills, adept at communicating at various levels across technical and commercial settings.Ability to clearly articulate progress and report key issues and risks to team management, and proactively work to minimise technical and schedule impacts.Good knowledge of Weights, AutoCAD and Rhino highly desirable.Basic knowledge of ShipWeight desirable.To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.Location can either be Rosyth or Devonport.

Skills and qualifications needed for a career in cyber security