Why In-Demand Tech Jobs Will Still Be Hard to Fill in 2023
The "Great resignation" is over, and with it some of the hiring challenges seen in the past years. Moving away from the pandemic lockdowns and into global economic unrest, what jobs continue to be hot in a cooling market?
If recessions are upon us, will we soon see the historical high unemployment seen in past recessions, and therefore a swift change in favor of employers who had previously struggled to source talent? Not quite. Forrester predicts that 80% of companies will pivot their innovation efforts to prioritize resilience, meaning that while some roles may now be less competitive, or even at risk, the roles that most closely align with the goals of resilience will stay as in-demand tech jobs in 2023.
As it is likely that many companies’ reliance on technology increased during the last few years, either due to the pandemic or just as a natural stage of business development, staying resilient entails working with their technology systems to ensure they are :
- Maintained and expanded/updated
- Kept secure
- Utilized efficiently for business decisions
Maintained and Expanded/Updated Systems in 2023
To keep your systems running you are bound to require the skills of some variety of software developer.
Large layoffs at companies such as Salesforce, and rescinding offers at Meta may have left the impression that the hiring challenges for software development talent is behind us, but it is important to consider that their abilities represent in-demand tech skills in the vast majority of industries beyond Silicon Valley! Everything from a car manufacturer to your local hospital has to find ways to mitigate similar core technology management concerns, and is therefore competing for similar staffing resources, meaning this role persists as one of the tech jobs in demand into the new year.
“Though the outlook may have darkened somewhat for software developers in the tech sector, opportunities are still plentiful outside the Bay Area. Unable to match Silicon Valley salaries, businesses in traditional industries from finance to retail have long suffered shortages of software engineers and are now eager to snag top talent. “
Secure Systems in 2023
Recent news headlines regarding companies like Lastpass, Slack, and CircleCI give us another important clue to a role that will remain competitive to hire for: Systems Security Analyst.
The workplace trend towards remote work has increased the volume of sensitive data shifted to the cloud or other more interconnected systems over the past few years, and has been cited by Forbes as increasing the likelihood of data breaches. Since the remote work trend is unlikely to reverse, companies need experts to help them address their information system security vulnerabilities. Even companies’ attempts to be more supportive of their employees have resulted in a new security challenge!
To keep their systems secure, companies face a perpetual challenge. With evolving technology, new potential gaps or security weaknesses can crop up at every turn. U.S. data privacy laws are also expected to enter a new era in 2023, bringing sweeping changes to companies’ responsibilities for information system security. Those with malintent are also constantly innovating to find new ways to exploit any system flaw, making the role of an effective Systems Security Analyst involve technical acumen as well as constant learning and innovation to succeed.
Systems Effectively Utilized for Business Decision-Making in 2023
To get the best use out of the massive data sets generated by a modern business, a pivot table or a few functions in excel is simply not going to cut it. To transform this data into actionable information, Digibee predicts more companies will continue to bring on experts in Data Science and Analytics, making it one of the most in-demand tech jobs in the future.
With a blended focus on technical skills such as coding, Machine Learning, AI, statistics, and math, these roles are comfortable taking huge amounts of data from disparate sources and distilling them in a way that can inform business leaders. Compared to the anecdotal approach of understanding customers and your suppliers, this role allows a company to see trends on a micro level and adapt faster–definitely a great edge when it comes to staying resilient in a recession.
Facilitating Success by Looking Within
The fiscal responsibility required in today’s volatile market doesn’t mean filling positions in these in-demand fields is out of reach, even for smaller companies. Sometimes referred to as “quiet hiring”, companies are working to meet their hiring challenges and shifting tech goals by looking internally and supporting existing employees as they learn new in-demand tech skills. This practice is a win-win as employees gain job security and skills that will help their future employability, and companies circumvent the time and expense of vetting external candidates all while avoiding the negative press that comes with layoffs.
Investing in the right IT vendor and tools that simplify development, security, and analytics, is the other powerful option that should be seized by today’s companies. For technology vendor selection ensure that they don’t limit their offerings to building systems that become labor-intensive for your internal resources to operate going forward. Redundant and time-consuming manual work must be eliminated, and resources kept focused on the highest-value tasks.
Digibee Integration Checks all the Boxes
As your company works to meet its integration goals for 2023, examine whether your hiring challenges center around maintaining and updating your integrations, keeping them secure, easily accessing data for insights, or all three. Wherever you are finding competitive hiring has become a hindrance to these goals, we think Digibee’s enterprise Integration Platform-as-a-Service has a lot to offer:
Digibee capsules provide pre-packaged business logic that allows new integrations to be rapidly deployed. Our drag-and-drop interface means junior developers are able to take on much of the work, resulting in less reliance on senior software developers to build and maintain your systems.
From 24/7 monitoring and audits, to infrastructure isolation and role-based access control, Digibee’s plans include a range of measures that work to keep your system secure. Have specific security needs for your business? All pipelines are configurable and able to accommodate many different industries’ authentication standards.
Being data & platform agnostic means data to and from any platform and public cloud (Azure, AWS, etc.) can be integrated with Digibee. We also support legacy systems, so wherever your data is coming from you can keep it accessible and connected for those who need to know.
Want to know more? Let us show you what Digibee can do.
Book your choice of a 15-minute Discovery Call, 30-minute Custom Demo, or 60-minute Deep Dive to learn how our eiPaaS can help recession-proof your business.