The world of work is changing. The addition of artificial intelligence and automation to optimise our everyday tasks has accelerated the move. The skill sets needed to perform our jobs have changed by 25% since 2015, and LinkedIn projects will shift by 65% by 2030 globally.
The acceleration of AI means new opportunities for candidates and clients alike but also significant challenges. Only those companies who manage to adapt and prepare for the future will be able to succeed in more competitive work and recruit the most skilled and best-prepared professionals to overcome their future challenges.
Three out of Four UK professionals are looking for a new job in 2024
Shocking numbers, right? LinkedIn’s research estimates that three out of four UK professionals will be looking for a new job in 2024. While these figures prove a high degree of job dissatisfaction among UK professionals, it is also a massive opportunity for companies struggling to attract qualified candidates.
If you are considering growing your team in 2024, we advise you not to delay your decision to start recruiting. Your competitors are also hiring in 2024, remember. By getting ahead of competitors, you’ll “steal” the best candidates from them.
LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise 2024: Five UK Tech Roles Growing in Demand
While LinkedIn identifies 25 roles growing in demand in 2024 in different areas and industries, here we’ll examine the top tech jobs growing in demand in the UK.
Artificial Intelligence Engineers
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineers design, develop and apply AI models and algorithms to solve complex problems and enhance various technological applications. Zero surprises here, right? We were all expecting AI engineers to be at the top of LinkedIn’s UK tech roles growing in demand in 2024.
As an AI Engineer, you can expect to work in the following industries: Technology, Information and Internet, IT Services and IT/Business Consulting.
- Most common skills of AI Engineers: Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Security Operations Centre Analysts
Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analysts monitor and analyse an organisation’s security posture, identifying and responding to cyber threats to protect against security breaches.
As a SOC Analyst, you can expect to work in IT Services/Consulting, Technology, Information and Internet, Media and Telecommunications.
- Most common skills of SOC Analysts: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Cybersecurity and Splunk.
Cyber Security Managers
Cyber Security Managers oversee and coordinate cyber security initiatives within an organisation, ensuring the protection of digital assets from cyber threats and managing the team responsible for implementing security measures and responding to incidents.
As a Cyber Security Manager, you can expect to work in IT Services and IT Consulting, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Technology, Information and Internet.
- Most common skills of Cyber Security Managers: Information Security, ISO 27001 and Vulnerability Management.
Chief People Officers
Chief People Officers strategically oversee and manage an organisation’s human resources and workforce culture, focusing on employee engagement, talent development, and aligning HR policies with business goals.
As a Chief People Officer, you can expect to work in industries such as Business Consulting and Services, IT Services and IT Consulting, Technology and Information and Internet.
- Most common skills of Chief People Officers: HR Strategy, Organisational Culture and Culture Change.
Cyber Security Architects
Cyber Security Architects design and create robust security structures to protect an organisation’s computer systems and networks from potential cyber-attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities.
As a Cyber Security Architect, you can expect to work in IT Services and IT Consulting, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Technology and Information and Internet industries.
- Most common skills of Cyber Security Architects: Security Architecture Design, Cloud Security, and Identity and Access Management (IAM).
LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise 2024: Five UK Digital Roles Growing in Demand
LinkedIn also identifies five digital roles growing growing in demand in the UK. Let’s look into these digital roles:
Demand Generation Managers
Demand Generation Managers develop and implement strategies to create interest in a company’s products or services, aiming to generate leads, drive sales, and grow the business.
As a Demand Generation Manager, you can expect to work with Marketing and Sales professionals in Technology, Information and Internet, IT Services and IT Consulting and Advertising Services.
- Most common skills of Demand generation managers: Lead Generation, Marketing Automation, and Multi-Channel Marketing.
Data Governance Managers
Data Governance Managers oversee the proper management, usability, and security of a company’s data assets, ensuring compliance with data policies and regulations while enhancing data quality and efficiency.
As a Data Governance Manager, you can expect to work in diverse companies and industries, such as Technology, Information and Internet, Credit Intermediation or Insurance.
- Most common skills of Data Governance Managers: Data Quality, Data Management, and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Customer Success Executives
Customer Success Executives focus on building and maintaining solid relationships with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction and retention, and guiding them to fully utilise a company’s products or services for their success.
As a Customer Success Executive, you can expect to work in industries like Technology, Information and Internet, IT Services and IT Consulting, and Advertising Services.
- Most common skills of Customer Success Executives: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Account Management.
Risk Control Managers
Risk Control Managers identify, evaluate, and mitigate risks to a company’s assets, earnings, and reputation, implementing strategies to prevent losses and ensure compliance with regulations and internal policies.
As a Risk Control Manager, you can expect to work in Credit Intermediation, Technology, Information and Internet, or Real Estate.
- Most common skills of Risk Control Managers: Operational Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, and Financial Services.
Data Engineers develop, construct, test, and maintain architectures such as databases and large-scale processing systems, ensuring that data flows smoothly and is accessible for analysis.
As a Data Engineer, you can expect to work in IT Services and IT Consulting, Technology, Information and Internet or Insurance, among others.
- Most common skills of Data Engineers: Extract, Transform, Load (ETL), Azure Data Factory, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Product Marketing Specialist, the UK’s Most In-Demand Marketing Role
Product Marketing Specialists focus on developing marketing strategies and campaigns for specific products, understanding customer needs, and communicating the product’s value to the market to drive sales and growth.
As a Product Marketing Specialist, you can expect to work in many industries, including Technology, Information and Internet, IT Services and IT Consulting, and Advertising Services.
- Most common skills of Product Marketing Specialists: Go-to-Market Strategy, Product Launch, and B2B Marketing.
Final Thoughts on LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise 2024 Report
We have examined 11 of the top 25 roles featured on the LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise report for the United Kingdom, but LinkedIn has analysed millions of profiles and job titles on its platform for its research. Bear in mind that this research only applies to UK locations.
If you’re a talent manager reading this article from locations outside the UK and need help finding your country’s breakdown, you can message us on social media, and we’ll be happy to help you locate it and share our insights.
Is your company recruiting for any of these roles in high demand? Get in touch with us. Adria Solutions can help you reduce hiring times and find tech and digital professionals, no matter how niche their skills are.