The jobs market is tough at the moment thanks to the competition the pandemic has created. However, a recent study may give tech career hopefuls a leg up when it comes to their job search.
The study by Haystack, a tech careers marketplace app, has identified the most in demand technologies from companies by analysing hundreds of job ads on their platform. By examining the experience listed by 1010 of their current users they have also been able to determine the competitiveness of various roles requiring those specific skills.
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From the full list of skills they were able to identify the skills with the highest deficit of job seeker to job ad mentions.
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According to research from LinkedIn, 150 million new technology jobs will be created in the next five years; however, a 2020 report by the World Economic Forum found that 39% of the UK didn’t have the digital skills required to match this demand. These are the techs with the most job mentions but don’t have enough job seekers in the industry with experience to meet the demand, presenting an opportunity for those that want to improve their employability.
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The data also revealed which skills are likely to bump up your average salary so those working in tech or looking to obtain a job in the industry can prioritise what is in their stack.
It turns out Docker should be at the top of a tech professional’s must-have list with the average salary for this skill being £58k. Second was GIT (£54.6k) and third was Java (£53.7k).
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Mike Davies, COO and co-founder at Haystack said:
“The pandemic has altered the jobs market, more people were made redundant or let go as a result of the effects Covid has had on the economy. This means it is a highly competitive time to be a job seeker, meaning it is important for those looking for a new role to ensure they are setting themselves apart from the competition.
“As with anything, employability is dependent on supply and demand. If there are 100 people going for one role, those who are less experienced have less of a chance of securing the job, however if a job seeker focuses their professional development on a tech skill demand that is in short supply- such as the technologies that fewer job seekers possess- they increase their employability by filling digital skill gap in the employment market.”