Despite layoffs and challenges earlier this year and a pinch in venture capital funding, the UK tech sector is growing apace, with demand for talent to fill jobs remaining high.
Areas such as AI, cybersecurity, and cloud computing are all extremely viable career paths, and are in high demand within the sector, offering exciting progression for those with the right skill sets.
With more “unicorn” billion-dollar tech startups being created than Germany, France and Sweden combined, the United Kingdom is home to a robust start-up ecosystem and a hive of opportunity for career progression.
UK tech could be worth $4 trillion within decade — UK tech companies have been projected to be worth $2.6tr if kept on current trajectory, but could hit $4 trillion with Government and investor support.
Impressively, the UK is now home to almost 400 high-growth startups since 2000 (worth more than $250m in value). This includes 144 unicorns — companies with valuations of $1bn or more — and 237 futurecorns, predicted to explode into the most valuable businesses in the next few years according to data from Dealroom.
The influx of venture capital combined with a vibrant start-up scene and government-backed initiatives for growth have all helped catapult the UK forward as a global leader in tech.
As the UK tech industry continues to thrive, the demand for skilled workers is ramping up. Recent research from Microsoft showed 69 per cent of leaders feel their organisation suffers from a digital skills gap.
With tech advancements accelerating faster than workers can adapt, the burgeoning need for talent is more evident than ever, in order to meet the escalating demand for digital skills.
Below, discover five excellent job openings within the UK tech sector, all in high-growth areas for career advancement live on the Information Age Job Board.
1. Information security manager, Oracle, London
Do you have a passion for cybersecurity and a critical eye to identify effective and efficient solutions to real problems?
Day-to-day tasks will include developing and driving reporting dashboards for review and investigations, and overseeing the support ticket analysis to identify and implement improvements.
2. Cloud engineer, Aviva, London
This role offers great flexibility, and is a generous hybrid model alongside a competitive benefits package.
You will work with stakeholders, SMEs, and the rest of the team and provide support to analyse and respond to platform-related incidents.
You will also need to be well-versed in modern cloud native architectures using infrastructure as code in any of the following providers: AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. If this sounds like your next move, you can submit your application here today.
3. AI – machine learning engineer, manager, PwC, Manchester
Are you looking to progress your career in AI with the opportunity to work across industries, including healthcare, financial services, and professional services?
Fluency in Python for machine learning development and deployment alongside HTML, CSS, and Typescript are essential. You can learn more about this exciting role on the Information Age Job Board.
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4. Platform architect, AXA UK, Birmingham
AXA, a leading commercial and consumer insurer, is expanding its Technology Architecture team.
The platform architect will be responsible for defining the workplace roadmap, ensuring that AXA integrates the workplace into the adoption and use of all new technologies and information systems.
You will be confident in presenting business cases, strategies, and solutions and have a proven track record of being a digital workplace architect with thought leadership in technical implementations.
The right candidate should also have experience in common automation and orchestration technologies in a digital workplace ecosystem to be considered for this position. The full job details and deadline for applications are available here.
5. .NET developer, American Express Global Business Travel, London
Looking to fast-track your career as a .NET developer? American Express Global Business Travel is developing a travel platform to manage all AMEX GBT supply, and provide the best experience to users thanks to a powerful, scalable, and optimised product.
You will participate in the evolution and development of the REST API, contribute to the extension and design of the platform, develop new features and modules, and participate in DevOps (automated CI/CD, testing, monitoring, observability). If you’re interested in learning more, you can read further details here.
Sarah Kiely Lavelle is an award-winning entrepreneur and freelance journalist from Dublin. She is passionate about startups and has a particular interest in scaling companies within the FMCG industry.
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