The Most In-Demand Technology Jobs

It is undeniable that technology has become an integral part of our lives. In fact, both individuals and organisations have grown heavily reliant on the technical tools of today. Yet behind every interface are the hours of expertise and work that goes into making the technology we use efficient, trustworthy and user-friendly. As technology continues to develop and more innovations are brought to the table, the demand for those with the appropriate technical skills to make these complex ideas a reality will only increase.

With the demand for technology roles expected to surge over time, Prolifics Testing were eager to uncover precisely which technology jobs were most in-demand across Europe, to reveal which technology roles had the most job vacancies per country. 

The Most In-Demand Technology Roles In Europe

The greatest demand for any technology job across Europe was the role of an AI Engineer in Italy, with a remarkable 4,941 job vacancies. Although it was also the most in-demand job in Romania, there were 14 times less vacancies available there, with 351

The United Kingdom was home to the second most in-demand role across Europe, with our data finding 3,759 vacancies for the role of a Systems Engineer

In fact, the need for Systems Engineers appeared rife across Europe, since it was the most in demand role across six European countries. Despite having only a small fraction of the job vacancies available in the UK, the role of a systems engineer proved to be the most in-demand technology job in the following countries also:

  1. Switzerland (555 Job Vacancies)
  2. Turkey (499 Job Vacancies)
  3. France (268 Job Vacancies) 
  4. Finland (47 Job Vacancies)
  5. Sweden (125 Job Vacancies)

Poland had the third greatest demand for any technology role in Europe, boasting a significant 1,904 job vacancies for the role of a Java Developer. Despite having 1,314 less job vacancies, Java Developers were also the most sought after in Russia, with 590 vacancies up for grabs! 

System Administrators in Germany are also in luck, since we found that this role is the fourth most in-demand technology job across Europe, with Germany offering its inhabitants an impressive 1,573 vacancies. In fact, the demand for the role of System Administrators was specific and exclusive to Germany, since it didn’t appear to be the most in demand technology role in any other European country. 

Rather, most European countries most sought after candidates to fill the role of Software Engineers, with data revealing this to be the most in demand technology job across six countries. The number of vacancies for Software Engineers made candidates for this profession most sought after in Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland and Norway. However, the greatest number of vacancies for this role can be found in The Netherlands. 

The Technology Jobs Most Sought After By Brits

But with masses of vacancies, which titles do candidates want the most? Prolifics Testing analysed Google Search volume data to predict which 10 technology jobs Brits were most interested in. 

Our findings revealed that the most sought after technology role amongst Brits was in Data Analysis, with ‘Data Analyst Jobs’ searched 7,900 times on average, every month! In fact, the title of a Data Analyst proved most popular by far, with at least 5,100 more monthly searches than any other technology role. 

Meanwhile, Web Developers were the second most sought after job in the UK, accumulating an impressive average of 2,800 monthly searches. Shortly behind and placing third was the role of a Software Developer, with an average monthly search volume of 2,600 searches. 

The data also revealed that Developer jobs of all varieties were the most searched for roles amongst Brits, with Web, Java, Software, Python and PHP Developer roles all placing in the top 10 technology jobs Brits are most interested in. This means that half of the 10 most sought after technology roles in Britain involve becoming a Developer

Interestingly, despite the UK being home to the largest quantity of vacancies for Systems Engineers, the title failed to score a place in the 10 technology roles most sought after by Brits, suggesting that these roles may be listed for some time before they are filled.

Which Programming Languages Are Brits Most Interested In Learning?

Owing to the marked interest in certain technology roles, Prolifics Testing were eager to find out how proactive Brits were in order to bag these roles. As a result, they discovered which 10 programming languages Brits were most keen to learn. 

Of the 13 languages analysed, Python was the most popular programming language by far, with ‘Learning Python’ searched 18,400 times on average each month on Google! 

Placing second with just over a quarter of the number of searches made for Python was SQL, with 5,250 search queries monthly. Meanwhile, Java and JavaScript scored third and fourth place, both with over 4000 monthly searches by those looking to learn.

Rounding off the top five programming languages that Brits most want to become proficient in was C++, a language which caters for all levels. With an average monthly search volume of 3,600, it appears that this programming language is also very popular amongst Brits.


Notes On Methodology:

  1. Throughout, Prolifics Testing referred to the same 25 technology jobs. These include: Data analyst, web developer, software developer, data scientist, software engineer, java developer, data engineer, python developer, PHP developer, network administrator, system administrator, systems engineer, machine learning, devops engineer, business intelligence analyst, mobile developer, cloud engineer, applications engineer, AI engineer, AI architect, cloud administrator, network security architect, network security engineer, network security administrator, and cyber security engineer. 

Methodology For Most In-Demand Technology Role Per European Country:

  1. Using the job search engine Indeed in each of the European countries that use the platform, each of the technology jobs were searched in their database to establish how many new jobs in the last 14 days had been posted for each job title.
  2. The job which returned the highest number of vacancies was regarded the ‘most in-demand’ technology job in that given country. 
  3. It is worth noting that whilst the 14 days filter was available for most of the indeed sites in each of the included countries, the 14 day filter was not available in Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Russia and Turkey.

Methodology For 10 Technology Brits Are Most Interested In:

  1. Using the 25 technology jobs listed, Prolifics Testing used the analytics tool Ahrefs and inserted each job title name into the software with the word ‘job’ after it (e.g data analyst job) to discover how many times on average Brits are searching for that specific job role each month. 
  2. After collating and analysing the data generated for each role, these were ranked to decipher the most searched technology jobs in the UK.

Methodology for the 10 programming languages Brits are most interested in learning:

  1. To discover which 10 programming languages Brits are most interested in learning, Prolifics Testing first identified 13 of the most popular programming languages, which include: Python, SQL, Java, JavaScript, C++, C#, PHP, HTML, CSS, R, Scala, Ruby, Swift 
  2. Prolifics Testing then used the analytics tool Ahrefs and inserted each programming language name into the software with the word’s ‘course’, ‘tutorial’ and ‘learning’ (e.g. python course, python tutorial and python learning) and then combined the number of online search results for all three to discover how many times on average Brits query learning each specific programming language. After collating and analysing the data for each role, these were ranked to decipher which programming languages Brits were most keen to learn. Methodology the most in-demand technology job across Europe.

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