The most in-demand IT jobs of 2017

  7th June 2017       Charmaine Padfield
 Employment, Company News, Human Resources, IT & Software Solutions, Office & Commercial, Recruitment

There are few industries where skills are advancing as quickly as they are within Information Technology. Our Senior IT Recruitment Consultant Charmaine Padfield has an uncanny knack of being able to find uniquely skilled talent for our clients, this coupled with a great industry knowledge and tenacity has resulted in many recruitment success stories.  Here are her top 5 in-demand IT jobs at the moment and trends for the remainder of 2017.
1. Software Engineers –  C/C++ / C#.Net and more recently SQL
“Software engineers are increasingly in demand, there are more high-growth companies looking for top engineering talent than ever before, for systems engineers, SQL is the most in-demand skill, but Linux and Unix professionals are also sought-after. With more open roles than qualified candidates, the top talent are able to look beyond salary for deciding factors on where they chose to work, with Dorset becoming an emerging hot spot for professionals in the digital world.”
We are looking for an experienced C#.Net developer in Poole town centre. Apply here >


2. Developers –C#.NET, C/C++, HTML, CSS, IOS/Android and more recently Java
“With an average annual pay of around £43,000, we have seen growth in demand for developers from the start of 2017 including front end developers, full stack developers, mobile developers, and back end developers.” These all appeared in the top 10 hardest to fill tech jobs, according to data from job search site With technology becoming a growing part in our day to day lives, developers, particularly software developers, are in high demand; there were nearly 57,000 developer roles advertised across the UK last month.
We are looking for a Software Engineer / Analyst to work on a business systems redevelopment programme to deliver an exciting new enterprise solution to the business. Find out more >


3. IT Project Managers
“IT professionals have plenty of jobs available to them”, Charmaine says. “There is high demand for experienced professionals, particularly in project management. Finding the right project management talent for critical IT projects can be difficult, as the role requires a unique mix of technical and soft skills but we’re in a situation where experienced senior level candidates are able to be choosy about where they work and take time to search out the greatest opportunities.”
Our client based in Telford is seeking a new IT Project Manager to run approximately 15 projects in a busy agile environment. Is this you? Find out more >


4. Business Analysts / Product Owner
“We see demand for analysts in specific market sectors, such as retail, utilities or risk management, or for analysts who are experienced in using business intelligence tools. This demands a strong understanding of business processes as companies are evaluating their operations closely to identify inefficiencies and track results, this trend is only set to continue and the focus on cost-cutting and efficiency is making the market for business analysts ever stronger.”
New Product Owner / BA role in Poole, Dorset; required for our client to lead the definition and delivery of key strategic and tactical features and quality enhancements with their customers and the internal Development teams. Apply here >


5. IT Support
In many companies, this type of role usually offers plenty of opportunities to move up from a senior support role to a team or department leader role. It is also a good way to move into other areas of IT such as IT training, programming or systems administration.
“A specialisation in a certain field such as print servers, graphics, Macintosh, Linux/Unix or web development will give you an advantage over other potential candidates.”
Our prestigious client company in Bracknell are seeking an experienced 1st/2nd Line Support Technician to join their growing IT support team. Find out more here >
Are you looking to make the move into one of our top five roles for 2017? Upload your CV or search our latest IT vacancies today.

Charmaine Padfield

Managing Consultant

Charmaine’s extensive recruitment career started in 2001. Heading up our IT Recruitment Division, Charmaine has an uncanny knack of sourcing uniquely skilled talent for our clients and this is coupled with a tenacity and a great work ethic resulting in many recruitment success stories. Her ability to stay calm when …

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