In 2020, the most in-demand IT jobs were developer, systems engineer, and IT project management officer. This is what came out after the survey conducted by Experis, a ManpowerGroup brand that provides IT services to businesses. In addition to ICT, the other sectors that have accelerated their recruitment are services, financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. The research shows that in 2021, the most sought-after jobs will be Machine Learning Specialist, Cloud Architect Specialist, Developer, and Cybersecurity Manager.
The most in-demand skills in 2021 beyond machine learning
As the research shows, the soft skills most in demand for IT professionals will be flexibility, communication skills, teamwork, problem-solving, and stress management, while key trends include increased use of video conferencing platforms, the adoption of smart working, and strong growth in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
«2021 is the year of machine learning, which, in fact, represents the real frontier of innovation. The demand for IT professionals has increased during 2020, also assisted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced many companies to accelerate investments in IT and digitize many internal processes».Ivan Fadini, Business Innovation Manager at ManpowerGroup
The research further demonstrates that women account for less than 25 percent of new hires in the technology field in 2020.
The research revealed that smart working has become widely available: more than 50% of 2020 work placements included the possibility of remote work.
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New ways of recruiting
Innovation has also pushed companies toward new ways of recruiting. According to the research most companies have adopted Employer Branding methods. In addition, Experis has made a significant growth in 2020 and, facing a strong demand from the companies, plans to increase its staff with 50 new figures specialized in Human Resources and with experience in IT and Digital, which can promote the development of employer branding projects and related services, such as the area of Recruiting 4.0, with the development of hackathons, coding games, coding challenges, chatbots, virtual assessments.