overview

The catalyst of the pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of how we live, work, and generate value within businesses, resulting in a greatly heightened demand for specialist digital skills. 

Cybersecurity has been identified as one of the most needed skills within this already in-demand area, with a shortage in supply even causing UCOL to respond to demand with a new course from mid-February 2022: the New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity. 

Other areas where we’re seeing both rapid headcount growth and talent scarcity include cloud computing, UX design, and data analytics. Behind these broad areas are an array of organisation and job-specific roles, which are increasing opportunities to embrace new challenges and develop new capabilities at the cutting edge of advanced tech.

 

career development

Product Management is set to become an increasingly important role in the tech sector in 2022 and beyond. Project Managers are well placed to fill these roles due to their blend of technology, business and leadership skills.

career development

There is a growing demand for Digital Business Analysts, which reflects the need for IT personnel who understand a business’ requirements and can engage well with its teams. As our world becomes increasingly digitised, this demand is only going to continue to grow, placing experienced Digital Business Analysts in a strong negotiating position.

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As employers look to upgrade their software and e-commerce capabilities, coding and programming skills remain in high demand across the board. Full-stack Developers with a range of front- and back-end skills are especially sought after. 

 

career development

Expertise in finance and business intelligence may give you an edge when applying for a job as a data analyst. It’s all about taking data and turning it into insights that businesses can act on.