Welcome to the Insights blog from Housing Technology Recruitment. From time to time we will be sharing our insights into the latest job trends and skills based on our experience in the recruiting process. To kick things off we’ve listed the top five increasingly popular job roles in technology.
The tech industry is one of the fastest moving and most dynamic sectors in the UK. The emergence of newer technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and self-service business intelligence (BI) means that tech specialists are in high demand and this is especially true in the housing sector.
It's safe to say that there has never been a better time to get a job in tech but what are the most sought-after specialisms in the tech sector? At Housing Technology Recruitment we see first-hand what tech experience recruiters are increasingly looking for and we have narrowed them down to these five:
1. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning
Housing providers are increasingly looking at artificial intelligence to streamline processes and reduce costs, a prime example being chat-bots. The need for professionals to design and develop these applications is growing as housing providers are already transforming their systems to meet the demands of the digital future.
2. Cyber security
Almost all organisations have a presence on the internet, including housing providers, which means they are all at constant risk of cyber attacks and data breaches. Ransomware has rapidly emerged as one of the most serious threats facing housing providers making cyber security specialists a top priority when recruiting.
3. Project management
Housing providers are increasingly embracing digital transformation which is increasing the number of projects being worked on in IT departments and therefore project managers are crucial to manage these rapid changes.
4. Business intelligence (BI) and data management
Technology departments are also in need of business intelligence teams which are key for analysing data and using the results to improve services. Again, this is vital when an organisation is delivering a digital transformation programme.
5. Cloud computing
Cloud-computing adoption has been increasing rapidly with many industries opting for cloud migration in order to reduce any issues with their technology platforms. A huge number of housing providers are adopting cloud-based systems and cloud skills are currently in high demand.
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