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IT Market 2024

What does 2024 have in store for the IT job Market?

By . December 6, 2023
As 2024 quickly approaches, the IT job market is undergoing a shift fueled by advancements in data analytics, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). Of course, changes in the market will create new challenges and new opportunities for both job seekers andemployers. If you’re an IT professional looking for a way to secure your future in the industry, it may be time to brush up on your AI, security and datafocussed skills, as they will likely be essential within the next few years. On the other hand, if you are an employer seeking to secure your new top-tier talent, you will need to learn to understand these specialisms and their importance yourself, in order to truly understand how to attract these trained individuals.
More focus on employee well-being
Well-being in the workplace will become a keyfactor in ensuring your employee’s productivity and retention, as well as building morale. Businesses will need to consider investing in offering support in the forms of mental health programs, flexible work hours and stress management schemes. Creating and investing in building a culture that embodies a sense of purpose and belonging will be especially important when trying to attract younger employees.
Skills-Based Hiring
Traditional qualifications remain valuable. However, they may not always provide you with specific skills and abilities that are necessary for today’s ever-changing Tech industry. This is why skillbased hiring is likely to be the preferred next year. Employers will have the opportunity to ensure that the candidates they are bringing on board have the capabilities to succeed in the role. Skill assessments and competency-based interviews will become a critical part of the recruitment process.
Upskiling and Reskilling
In 2024, it will be more important than ever for companies to invest in upskilling and reskilling their current employees. Skills that were previously in high demand will lose value, while new skills will become essential. So in order to compete in the modern market, developing your workforce will be the route to take. By providing the resources your team need to grow and adapt their skill set, employees will be less likely to search for another organisation. They will recognise the value you see in them and that you are committed to aiding in their professional development. An alternative solution to upskilling your team is to bring on board contractors or external experts. This will enable employees to improve their abilities and understanding in particular areas of IT through knowledge transfer programs.
AI-driven hiring
In the coming year, it’s expected that more organisations will embrace AI-driven tools. This will be to streamline their talent acquisition strategies and make them more efficient. These tools will not only help analyse the candidate data to predict their job fit, but they will also be useful for reducing bias in hiring. This will help improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  
In-Demand Tech Roles in 2024
  • Cloud Architect
  • Data Analyst
  • DevOps
  • Artificial Intelligence Consultant
In-Demand skills in 2024
  • JavaScript, Python and Rust
  • Sustainability-focused Design
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Machine Learning
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