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Top Tech Skills to Watch in 2024

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Top Tech Skills to Watch in 2024

Hoping to future-proof your career in a fast-changing tech world? Now’s the perfect time – not only are upskilling opportunities more accessible than ever, but also the global tech market is desperate for relevant IT expertise.

Recent reports claim that a staggering 93% of UK businesses say there’s an IT skill gap, partly a reason for the paradoxical hiring market we’re currently seeing (i.e., demand is high, but layoffs are common).

Cybersecurity remains particularly sparse for top talent. In 2023, there were 750,000 unfilled cybersecurity positions in the US alone (Cybercrime Magazine, 2023).

If you’re hoping to enhance your employability, explore a new career path, or fortify your skill set, it’s worth taking a look at the most sought-after tech skills in today’s market.

Cloud Computing

The scramble to digitalise is in full swing, driving demand for talented cloud and infrastructure candidates through the virtual roof. Without candidates, projects don’t get delivered. No project delivery means no progress – industries stall,  budgets run dry, and operational resilience begins to suffer. If you can sharpen your virtualisation, cloud security, API, and database management skills, you’ll be able to explore a wealth of opportunities in the change and transformation space. Check out some of our live cloud and infrastructure jobs for more insight into the market:


From cryptography to cybersecurity and smart contracts, Blockchain is home to some of the most cutting-edge skill sets in tech (partly because the technology is so new). Blockchain is predicted to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 62% in the next ten years, spurred on by the rise in use cases, from finance all the way to healthcare and logistics.

Data Analytics

Even if the term ‘data-driven’ is driving you up the wall, it’s still the way the world is going, and demand for talented data professionals is rising as a result. Skills like data visualisation, predictive analytics, data synthesis, data cleaning, and machine learning fundamentals are all highly sought-after.

Soft Skills!

A world dominated by digital interactions is calling out for the human touch. Candidates with good interpersonal skills – communication, empathy, leadership, kindness, understanding, active listening, etc. – will stand out from the crowd (in the best possible way). Soft skills shouldn’t be overlooked, especially when employers are increasingly targeting candidates for coachability and adaptability.

We don’t expect this to change anytime soon. Don’t know where to start looking? Contact the team today to find out more about our community-led approach to recruitment: