Top 10 Careers in Demand for 2022

January 7, 2022In News

The Top 10 Careers in demand for this year are live! 2022 brings with it new & exciting challenges. So if you’re currently looking for your dream job, we may have the answers to which industry you should be looking to start or further your career in.

Read on to find out if you’re already ahead of the game…

Artificial Intelligence

AI careers have hit the job boards with force! According to Forbes, AI jobs have been growing at a rate of 74% annually in the past 4 years. These job roles require a specific set of skills and are sought after across many diverse industries such as Healthcare, Education, Agriculture. Logistics, Automobile.

The core skills needed to launch into a career within influential new-age technology are:

  • Programming languages – Python, R, Java, C++
  • Linear algebra and statistics
  • Signal processing techniques
  • Neural network architectures

Technical skills are key to getting into an AI career, but the right candidate will also need the following soft skills to land that all important role:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership


Blockchain Programming

Blockchain Programmers are responsible for developing and optimizing Blockchain protocols, crafting the architecture of Blockchain systems, developing smart contracts and web apps. In simple words, a blockchain is a digital register of transactions. These roles may be advertised as Blockchain Developer jobs and require certain skills tailored for industries such as: Banking & Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Insurance, Media & Entertainment, Marketing, Telecommunications, Manufacturing.

Blockchain Programming is one of the fastest rising fields, according to the online European Business Review It has been predicted that blockchain technology will experience a boost in popularity specifically among finance professionals, with 66% of banks expecting to have block chain solutions in production within the next three years.

To land a Blockchain career,  you will need a variety of skills:

  • AJAX
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • NET
  • Visual Studio
  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • C
  • C++
  • REST
  • FTP
  • HTML
  • XML

You will also need soft skills to work within a team or collaborate on an app, such as:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership

Cloud Computing

With ever-changing technology, the demand for cloud computing careers are increasing rapidly. Cloud is becoming a standard of data management and storage and has become a priority for multiple organisations.

The cloud computing field offers various roles available in database management, development, security, and analysis. Skills desirable for these roles are:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • APIs
  • Automation
  • Azure
  • Cloud Security
  • Programming languages such as:
  • C
  • C++
  • Hadoop
  • Java
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • .NET
  • DevOps
  • Linux
  • Quality Assurance
  • Including similar skills to AI

To succeed in this field it is great to equip yourself with these computing skills, but also to have an entrepreneurial mindset.

Data Science

Once you have mastered Python, R or SQL etc. Finding the right Data Science job is your next step. Sectors that are in need of Data Analysts, Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Business Analysts etc:

  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Research Institutes 
  • Commercial Companies

Data is being used to create massive change within many of these industries. These companies need to hire individuals who can derive value from data points.

Skills needed in the data field include:

  • Analytical & Problem-solving 
  • Database Interrogation & Analysis Tools (Hadoop, SQL & SAS)
  • Exceptional Communication 
  • Presentation Skills
  • Resilience
  • Planning, Time Management & Organisational Skills 
  • Attention to Detail
  • Teamwork


Progress within this field depends on your ability to quickly learn the relevant skills needed to analyse large data sets & promotion from junior to senior data science roles.

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketers support the strategic goals of the whole company/business. Their everyday roles can be specific to a business’s needs, for example as an analyst, or creative. However a Digital Marketers role can also include a mixture of the variety below:

  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) & Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Pay – per- Click (PPC)
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Affiliate Marketing

Having primary Marketing Principles under your belt will give you a head start to launch into a Digital Marketing career, but to progress into a great Digital Marketer you will also need soft skills to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack.

  • Communication
  • Curiosity
  • Intuition
  • Persuasion
  • Analytical
  • Ability to Adapt
  • Multitasking
  • Creativity

The most in-demand skills of the future include technology, creativity and analytical thinking. If you’re looking for a career in Digital Marketing, we may have the role for you, check out our opportunities here.


Routes into Engineering can have many pathways, but the best engineering field to go into really depends on your own skills and interests. There are a variety of industries to choose from:

Aerospace & Defence


Food & Drink

Oil & Gas

Design & Manufacturing Companies

Having some engineering experience under your belt will be the key to your success, but to make sure you stand out from the rest, these soft skills will be vital:

  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Resilience & self-discipline

Many firms offer engineering placements and summer internships will help you gain experience, but to further your engineering career you may need either an engineering degree or apprenticeship.

Check out our engineering opportunities here.



Graphic Design

Graphic Designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. Graphic Design roles can be varied or specific to a certain design service, for example:

  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations

To become a Graphic Designer you would usually need a Degree in Graphic Design or a related field. Candidates wanting a Graphic Design role should ideally have a portfolio that demonstrates their creativity and originality. 


The demand for healthcare professionals is increasing rapidly. According to The Guardian, England’s largest healthcare employer need 1.1 million extra staff by 2031.

Around 50% of the UK’s medical workforce have a University Degree or other professional qualification. However there are lots of opportunities for staff without these qualifications & clinical or non-clinical apprenticeships are available.

It’s important to check the requirements for the specific role you are interested in, as some roles in the medical industry require a specific training route or academic qualifications.

Check out our current healthcare roles.

Project Management

Project Managers are always in demand, no matter what industry, qualified professionals are always needed to plan and provision the work.  By 2027 the demand for Project Management careers will grow by 33% & by 2030 25 million new project project professionals will be needed. 

Skills for this role include:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Risk Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Technical skills

Software Development

Businesses are investing in their IT & Tech teams more than ever, since 2020 the world has seen a move from face – to – face business duties to online working. Software Developers are therefore seeing a high demand in their skills. 

Industries for Software Developer Careers:

  • Financial services firms
  • Banks
  • Technology consultancies
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Public sector organisations

There are routes into Software Development for both graduates and school leavers. Lots of companies are willing to train you up if you demonstrate enthusiasm and the capacity to learn new skills.

Key skills to land that role:

  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Programming languages (different types of developer role require different languages)
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role in a commercial environment
  • Teamwork skills
  • Self-development skills to keep up to date with fast-changing trends

Check out our IT & Tech roles available here.

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