You might be well aware that January is a big month in sports transfers, with the football transfer window opening at the start of the month for clubs in England and Scotland. But what you might not know is that January is equally as good for the rest of the population when it comes to getting a new job.
Right now, and on into February, is a great time to look for a new job. A new year means fresh vigour around hiring for vacant roles, new budgets mean new hires are possible––and there is usually a glut of roles needing to be filled post-Christmas as year-long projects wind up, bonuses are paid and workers go elsewhere – writes Kirstie McDermott, Senior Content Manager, Amply.
So what are the jobs that are tipped for tech success in 2023? Cybersecurity is one sector where demand far outstrips supply. A global shortage of 3.4 million cybersecurity workers means 43% of organisations are struggling to find and hire the right talent.
The success of Meta’s Quest 2 VR headset last year (the app for which was downloaded 27% more times than in 2021), has showcased the increasing importance of the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) fields.
These more immersive and interactive methods of communication are on the cusp of exploding into the mainstream. There will be 1.4 billion mobile AR users worldwide by 2023, up one billion from the 44 million documented in 2019, according to Statista. GlobalData reports that the AR marketplace should hit $60 billion in 2023.
Cryptocurrency has had a volatile, and in some cases disastrous year, but the blockchain technology it is built on has many other applications. As a result blockchain is predicted to become one of the fastest growing sectors this decade. The expected growth of Web3.0 and its reliance on blockchain technology to power its applications should spell more employment opportunities.
Other areas of focus for those interested in looking for a new role in 2023 should be the cloud computing space which has experienced unprecedented growth over the past three years.
Artificial intelligence (AL) and machine learning (ML) jobs are also in demand: OpenAI’s recent launch of ChatGPT was a mainstream success, catapulting artificial intelligence into wider conversations, increasing awareness and knowledge about the technology. And data science is another growth sector with the International Data Corporation (IDC), reporting that global data will grow to 163 zettabytes by 2025.
If you’re ready to take advantage of January’s hot hiring market now, then we’ve selected three jobs below that are actively recruiting. As always, there are thousands more jobs to discover on the Payments, Cards and Mobile Job Board too.
Information Technology Manager, PayPal, London
Reporting to the IT Officer of PayPal Europe, the Technology and Information Security Oversight (TISO) Officer UK oversees the delivery of information technology and information security services to PayPal’s regulated financial service entities throughout the EMEA region, with a primary focus on the UK. You’ll define and execute the UK TISO Program to support the regional IT strategy, to ensure that it meets applicable local and regional regulatory requirements. To apply you will need a broad and comprehensive knowledge of technology and information security, in the context of electronic payments. A strong track record in technology or information security roles, with recent experience in governance, risk, and compliance and ideally managing relationships with regulators such as FCA, PRA, PSR, ICO is also required. Get the full job spec here.
Staff Software Engineer, Liquidity, Ripple, London
Ripple’s mission is to enable payments every way, everywhere for everyone. It is looking for a Software Engineer to join the team, building liquidity services. Ripple’s liquidity platform and products enables businesses to offer crypto trading services to their end customers, and in this role, you will mentor other software engineers, setting and demonstrating high standards and technical excellence. To be considered for the job you’ll have eight or more years’ of hands-on software development experience on large scale distributed systems. Experience building and deploying containerised applications (Docker) into modern distributed computing environments such as Kubernetes is required as is experience in building transactional systems, preferably in finance or banking or e-commerce domains. Apply for this role now.
Senior Product Manager, Payments, Monzo, London
Monzo makes money work for everyone and it is doing things differently by building a bank with everyone, for everyone. The Senior Product Manager will work in the payments team and will have the opportunity to work on innovative payment products and services that are shaping the future of finance. You will develop and execute a product roadmap for payment products and services and identify and prioritise opportunities for growth and innovation. You should apply if you’ve shipped world-class products at a fast growing company, are passionate about building value for customers and you have great experience in payments or banking, and a good understanding of how money moves around systems. Get the full job description here.