New Technology Driving the Digital Tech Sector.

Technology never stands still and develops at an astounding rate to the extent that this year’s trends could easily be outdated by next year. The growth in demand for digital tech talent is still outstripping supply with some estimates putting unfilled tech vacancies at about 1 million last year.  


Part of the issue is the training focus given to undergraduates and those in their early career paths. Courses that take in excess of three years are potentially teaching outdated technologies and may not be adapting fast enough to rapid changes in market demands. The most popular growth tech sectors in 2021 can likely be found in these industries: 


  • Robotic Process Automation 
  • Edge Computing. 
  • Quantum Computing. 
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. 
  • Blockchain. 
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. 
  • Internet of Things (IoT) 
  • 5G. 


Some of these descriptions are quite broad and could relate to numerous different industrial segments, however, within these sectors the job roles that are typically highly sought after may include: 


  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer. 
  • Full-Stack Developer.  
  • Cloud Architect. 
  • DevOps Engineer.  
  • Blockchain Engineer.   
  • Software Architect.  
  • Big Data Engineer. 


To successfully work in these roles and industries talent needs to get trained in the right tools to be considered for any open roles. This often means learning specific programming languages and as with all technology this changes and moves rapidly over time. Currently Python is the fastest-growing language and second most popular on GitHub for example, but JavaScript is still the most commonly used programming language. For more specific roles in other specialist technology sectors popular programming languages in demand still include C++ and JavaScript or knowledge of networking, cryptography computing, database design and Amazon Web Services (AWS).  


Aside from the very technically focussed roles the technology sector still sees high demand for tech product managers and UI/UX designers for example. As the world becomes more online centric the importance of website usability is key to success. The UI (user interface) specialists design interfaces for websites and apps to be visually appealing whilst UX (user experience) specialists do the research and testing. 


Whatever job role anyone with an interest in a career in the digital tech sector has it pays to thoroughly research what is being used today and understand and start learning the technology trending for future use. For recruiters it is vital to easily identify suitably qualified candidates in an increasingly changing and competitive landscape.  


One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to ensure more efficient recruitment using any channel is Hire Digital, a start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their talent management software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally. 


Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.