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The Top 10 Digital Skills Tech Companies are Looking for Today

The Top 10 Digital Skills Tech Companies are Looking for Today

More and more tech companies are coming to realise that a company full of specialists is not an ideal situation. It is more important than ever that new employees are cross-disciplined. Whatever the specific job you are interviewing for, recruiters will be looking out for a wider skill set and broader experience in their new hires.

This list covers ten of the top digital skills employers in the tech sector are looking for today.

1. Programming and Web Development

At the heart of any tech product or digital service is coding. The core languages that most coding positions need include Bootstrap, jQuery, Angular, Code Igniter, PHP/JavaScript and MySQL. Having a portfolio of projects demonstrating your coding skills can also help to validate your knowledge and expertise and help you land your dream role. Examples of mobile and responsive web development experience will give you an edge over other candidates. 

Building an awe-inspiring portfolio is one of the goals of our International Degrees in Digital Skills. Find out more about our web development Stream here – International BSc Degree and International BSc Honours Degree.

2. App Development

With many large companies creating their own proprietary apps and many start-ups centred around app development any experience in putting apps together is very desirable. The fact that it combines elements of Programming and Web Development is an additional advantage.

3. Digital Design

Websites, Apps and Digital Services have one thing in common; a user interface. Any designer with experience creating effective, dynamic user experiences will be in high demand with most tech companies. Find out how to develop your digital design portfolio here

4. Project Management

Project management is by no means exclusively desirable to tech companies but it is a vital part of developing digital products and services in a timely and cost effective manner. An understanding of a range of methodologies such as SCRUM and AGILE will stand out on any CV.

5. Product Management

Another skill that is not unique to software development but one that is particularly valuable nonetheless is Product Management. Software services in particular need to have a lifecycle management plan put in place. The continued growth of Software as a Service will make Product Management ever more integral to the tech sector.

6. Digital Marketing

To promote their products and services tech companies will look to digital marketing. Understanding of how to get the most value for money out of the broadest range of networks will be key here. 

Find out how Graduate, Bella Jasani, Executive Director of Global Marketing at ‎J.P. Morgan has benefited from upskilling with digital marketing skills. 

7. Social Media

Today’s PR is carried out almost exclusively through social media. Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and countless other platforms give tech companies direct access to customers, thought leaders and evangelists. The best Tech PR managers are Social Media managers.

8. Big Data 

Companies gather huge amounts of data that can be immensely valuable to them if they have an Big Data Analyst who can make sense of it all. Data Scientists are in-demand by employers across the world. Glassdoor constantly feature Data Scientists in their Best Jobs Listing .Not only is Data Science an excellent career path for professionals in the digital age, but demand far outweighs supply, making Data Scientists highly employable.

9. International Team Working Experience

Experience working in international cross-functional teams is highly sought after by tech companies worldwide. Communicating clearly to team members around the world and across multiple time zones helps organisations to operate more effectively and efficiently. 

10. Something They Haven’t Seen Before

When an employer has to decide between a dozen or so equally qualified candidates they will want to see something to help them make a decision, something unique that a candidate can bring to the team. It might be work on an emerging technology or something completely out of left field. Our Degree programme provides this element of uniqueness with each participant working on a real-life Industry Partner project. These projects include everything from App Development, Website Development, Software Development, Prototype Development, Digital Marketing and Social Media Campaigns. This experience is invaluable for your CV and will be a major bonus in any interview situation.

Interested in developing in-demand digital skills, gaining valuable international team working experience & achieving unique degree to enhance your career prospects internationally? Request more information to talk directly with one of our enrolment advisors. 

"I recently achieved my Media and Digital Strategist role with Reckitt Benckiser, a multinational company. The experience I gained during my time with Digital Academy helped me gain this position. I went through three different stages of tough interviews and a senior HR business partner from the head office in the UK gave me a final assessment before I got the job. The Industry Partner project we did on the programme was a game changer for me…everyone in the organisation is deeply interested in me because of the experience I gained and I will be the one to champion the newly formed department of digital technology for the company."

- Samson Soeso, Digital Skills  Graduate

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