5 in demand UK tech jobs

Which tech jobs are growing in demand in the UK and which companies are hiring for them?

Despite the onslaught of tech redundancies this year (just over 227,000 globally to date) the industry as a whole remains in good health.

This is thanks in part to generative AI’s developing maturation, mass adoption and infiltration into nearly every industry.

In fact, according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2023, jobs that harness the innovation and automation AI has to offer will experience the biggest growth in the next five years.

Those who work in traditional roles that aren’t utilising technology, or in some cases, can be replaced by it entirely, will witness the biggest decline.

So whether you currently work within the field, curious about a career that is tapping into everything machine learning has to offer or want to apply your background in data science in a new way, opportunities abound.

Below we’re detailing five of the fastest growing UK tech jobs available now and who is hiring for them, but you can find plenty more on the Growth Business job board.

#1 – AI and machine learning specialists

As a machine learning engineer at Autodesk Research, you will be working side by side with world-class researchers and engineers doing fundamental and applied research. As such, you will collaborate with research scientists to perform experiments and implement state-of-the-art generative AI algorithms.

Or if you’re looking for a career change into the world of finance, Citi is hiring a generative AI common platform engineer to help create a generative AI platform and partner closely with other development teams, quants and subject-matter experts.

#2 – Sustainability specialists

Octopus Energy is aiming to be the leading global provider of cleaner and greener energy solutions for UK homes and businesses. It is currently undergoing a period of rapid expansion and is hiring for various roles including a software engineer in Manchester. The ideal candidate will be able to design, build and maintain high performance, reusable and reliable code and contribute to development across the entire stack.

In its London office, Octopus Energy has an opportunity for a senior backend developer to work within Kraken Utilities, its technology division that is working to power utilities beyond energy. In this role you will get the opportunity to scale the team, implement a good culture and work on some tech challenges.

Also in London, IBM is hiring a research software engineer to work on climate and sustainability. In this role you’ll get the opportunity to apply science to some of the most complex climate challenges and team up with environmentalists to create technical solutions.

#3 – Business intelligence analysts

Consultancy firm Deloitte is hiring a business intelligence analyst to work with its defence and security clients. You’ll get the chance to design or build part of a data solution such as an ETL component, data warehouse or reporting solution, data visualisation implementation and work with client stakeholders to design the source to target mappings for a large-scale data migration.

Elsewhere, Capgemini is looking for a business analyst with strong experience in commercial insurance. In this role you will identify, establish and maintain beneficial working relationships with stakeholders to enable the effective delivery of business analysis services and perform analysis against the business process to clarify the impacts of proposed solutions to establish costs, risk and options.

#4 – Information security analysts

In London, Mimecast is looking for a machine learning applied scientist to work with the field of cybersecurity. As threat actors employ AI to scale up phishing and social engineering operations, in this role you will have the opportunity to safeguard businesses and individuals alike and shape the future of cyber security by developing and deploying large-scale groundbreaking machine learning models.

Also in London, EY is seeking a senior consultant, cybersecurity, risk, compliance & privacy to develop and deliver cutting edge security transformation programmes, cyber threat management, identity and access management, security architecture, data protection and privacy, and resilience services. This role will see you take a key position in delivering EY’s privacy and data protection capabilities.

#5 – Fintech engineers

Challenger bank Monzo is hiring a senior iOS engineer to join a small but diverse team of 15 that is focused on core personal banking experience, paid products, lending products, business banking and internal operations. You and your team will be responsible for an overall company goal, rather than building a specific feature.

Fintech GoCardless is also hiring in this space and is recruiting for a software development engineer to drive product-led growth and contribute to various codebases, and your main goal will be driving product growth including user acquisition, activation, revenue and retention via the product itself.

Explore thousands of UK tech jobs today via the Growth Business job board.

Aoibhinn McBride has been a lifestyle journalist and editor for over 10 years, Aoibhinn has written for titles in Dublin, London, New York and Dubai.

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