How to choose the right technology job for your career

By Matt Hayes | 31st August 2021

Over the past few years, and last year in particular, the world has witnessed a seismic boost in the tech industry. Companies are beginning to do things differently, and the focus is on digital transformation. Recruiting technology professionals with skills in information security, data analysis, IT management (and basically the whole technology stratosphere) has become the priority for many companies recruiting.

These businesses have an eye for the future. This trajectory has ushered in a new wave of interest in high-demand technology jobs. In the few past months, some major career shifts towards tech jobs have been witnessed and the numbers are still growing.

Whether you’re a newly trained digital technology or IT professional or you’re a seasoned pro, you’re in the right field. Building or advancing your IT career now has never been more exciting, and the IT job opportunities we’re seeing at Devonshire Hayes are there for the taking.

Yes, you’re in demand but there are things that could help you make the right technology job choice for your career. First, let’s look at some of the top tech careers we’re seeing at the moment.

In-demand technology jobs

Cyber Security Analyst

Modern and fast-moving businesses revolve around digital technology. Translation – companies are accelerating their digital transformation, and cybersecurity is now a major concern. There has been well-documented cases of a significant upturn of cyber security threats and system hacks over the last year.

Security analysts help organisations safeguard their and their customers  sensitive information.  Their job is to provide high-end security to large tech firms and government bodies, safeguarding against future attaches and identifying existing threats and making them go away.

Here’s just one of our latest InfoSec jobs that we’re hiring for right now.

Data Scientist

Data collection has been a major area of interest to businesses  now more than ever. Individuals with skills in compiling, sorting, and presenting data are in demand and we’ve got the jobs to prove it. These skills are highly sought after because data specialists support companies make informed decisions with precision, to support businesses scale, focusing on the right strategy.

Take a look at our latest data jobs.

Software Engineer

Like it or not, most of our daily activities have come to revolve around software and websites. What’s that saying about you’d rather have your house broken into than your phone stolen? Software engineers design and develop the apps and browsers that we use and as our lives get busier, so too does demand for one-touch technology.

Most organisations have developed apps of one form or software of the other. That’s why we’re seeing an increase in requirements for software engineers.

Here’s our latest engineering jobs to get you thinking.

IT Manager

In case you missed it, the IT sector is not only in demand, but also held in high regard and it’s growing at a rate of knots. Who’s steering the ship? That’s where IT Managers come in to their own. An IT manager plans, coordinates, and monitors all the activities that go on in the IT department.

IT managers stand as the guardian of the technical experts in the field, constantly searching for ways to improve their company’s existing IT structures and make valuable recommendations for change.

Let’s face it, there are a plethora of IT skills that could land IT professionals into highly beneficial technology jobs. Our list above is not exhaustive and is intended to give you a sense of direction of what IT job and which skills, are getting attention.

Let’s look at some of the steps you must take to choose the right technology job for your career.

3 steps to choose the right technology job for your career

  1. Know what you want

Before choosing a technology job or considering a career move, take a minute to ask yourself a few questions about your motives.

  1. What is the purpose of taking up this job?
  2. What didn’t you find satisfactory about your previous position?
  3. Are you passionate about technology?
  4. Is building a long-term career in the industry your ambition?
  5. What are your work / life priorities?

These questions will help you know exactly what you want. This knowledge will not only help you determine the type of company you should apply to but can also make you aware of the pros and cons of your decision.

You might simply be looking for an increase in your remuneration because you don’t believe you’re being paid what you’re worth. Either way, reach out to our IT recruiters at any time. They’d be happy to sound out your options.

  1. Be prepared for changes

Technology jobs may be in demand, but the industry is fast-changing and continually advancing.

What you’ve learned may start to become obsolete therefore as quickly as systems adapt, so too must your knowledge and expertise. Be open to changes as you will learn about a lot of new technology trends.

In your quest for the right technology job, look out for a company that is invested in upskilling its employees. It will not only help you develop and advance your technology skills but will keep you on top of cutting-edge advancements in the tech industry.

  1. Talk to us about your IT career

Whatever your reason for embarking on a new or better career in technology, expectations are high. As much as tech jobs are in demand, there is also a lot of work that lies ahead.

We can help identify your motivations and align your needs and skills with a company where you can develop and scale your IT career. If upskilling is high on your agenda, we’re working with amazing clients who prioritise training for their employees.

What’s more, we’re big advocates of remote working and that sentiment is echoed by our clients. Now’s the time to dip your toe in the IT jobs pool and find out what options are available for you to explore.  Here’s what happy IT professionals have to say about their Devonshire Hayes experience.

We hope to hear from you soon.