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Austin Fraser
Jun 13, 2024
Full time
Technical Lead - up to 90,000 Location: London area - Hybrid role - couple of days per month on-site My client are a well-established and one of the most famous UK brands. They are looking for a Senior Java Engineer with 5+ years of experience to join their Development team. Day to day: In this role you will be adding features to their e-commerce websites and lead/shape new software projects. This is a technical role that includes mentoring of junior engineers but you have the chance to become a people manager if that is what you are aiming for. Key Experience needed: Java or Kotlin Cloud platforms - GCP, AWS or Azure Microservices architecture Agile methods - Scrum or Kanban TDD & Pair programming CI/CD Docker & Kubernetes Offer and Benefits: Discount scheme for retail brands Remote working model Career progression If you are interested and want to learn more - submit your CV by applying directly or emailing removed) Austin Fraser is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, and encourages applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity status. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Check us out on our website and LinkedIn for more roles. We respect your personal data and would never offer it to third parties! For more information on how we handle your data, feel free to check out the Austin Fraser Privacy Notice or contact (url removed) Austin Fraser International Ltd is registered in England: (phone number removed) Austin Fraser International Ltd, 33 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QU
Insight Talent Partners
Jun 13, 2024
Full time
C# Developer Insight Talent Partners is currently partnering with a UK wide professional services business to hire a C# Developer. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a knack for solving complex problems, we want to hear from you. The team is renowned for its innovative approaches and commitment to excellence software development team plays a crucial role in ensuring our clients receive the most seamless and efficient service possible. Our client provide a modern and stimulating working environment, equipped with the latest technologies and software tools whilst offering a pragmatic approach to work/life balance. As such, this role can be worked remotely. Training & Progression: We are dedicated to the growth and development of our team members. As a Software Developer, you will benefit from our in-house learning opportunities facilitated by a team of experts. Whether you are interested in advancing your technical skills or exploring leadership roles, we offer a supportive environment to help you achieve your career goals. Benefits: Up to £60k basic salary depending on experience BUPA private medical insurance. 25 days of holiday with the option to purchase additional days. Access to an exclusive rewards platform featuring discounts, vouchers, and tax-free loans. Key Responsibilities: Develop and maintain IT solutions in C#, ASP.NET MVC, Bootstrap, jQuery, web services, and SQL Server. Propose, design, and implement new applications using C# (.NET), Razor pages, and minimal APIs. Build unit tests using NUnit and Moq and be comfortable using GIT for source control. Work with existing apps and future developments that use SQL Server, including stored procedures and functions. Required Skills and Experience: Proven C# development experience. Experience in building and consuming web APIs and microservices. Strong experience in software design and best practices such as OWASP and SOLID principles. Knowledgeable about security principles and integrations with OAuth2 and Azure AD. Exposure to TSQL is a must. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and teamwork abilities. About You: Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience. Proven ability to collaborate effectively within a team. A commitment to continuous learning and professional development. A proactive attitude towards problem-solving and improvement. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. City, Manchester
Jun 13, 2024
Full time
A unique & really exciting opportunity (even if we do say so ourselves) for a candidate with HR Employee Relations experience looking to pivot their skills & experience into the modern world of HR tech Your mission (if you choose to accept) will be to build out & optimise ER processes for our customers that facilitates them navigating ER issues via our award-winning self-service platform. If you have excellent analytical skills, are process-driven, but perhaps more importantly, love building out new processes & methods for others to follow, then you re looking at your next career move. We re AdviserPlus and we d love to hear from you Role Info: HR Process Analyst Remote based with visits to company offices as needed Competitive Salary DOE Plus Benefits Package Including Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Discounted Gym Memberships and More Hours: Flexible Hours, Monday - Friday Reporting to: Lead HR Process Analyst Company: Leading Provider on HR Tech, Consulting and Advice Pedigree: British HR Awards - Technology Partner of the Year 2023 Clients Include: Currys, Wickes, Virgin Atlantic, Network Rail, BT Group, Sainsbury s, Post Office, Pret and More Your Background / Skills: HR Process, Best Practice Process Modelling, Analytical Skills, Excellent Communication Skills, Stakeholder Engagement. About us: We are the UK s leading provider of Award-Winning HR technology, consulting and advisory services. We help build a positive culture where people can give their best to drive business success. We do this by taking the complexity out of the HR experience, making it simple, easy to access and agile. By combining cloud technology, data insight and expert guidance, we help our clients empower their leaders, engage their people and drive efficiency. We re not just another tech company or consulting business pretending to understand HR. We live and breathe it. Our Tech: Our award-winning employee relations case management system, empower , is designed to transform how HR leaders and line managers manage people matters. Supported by HR experts and robust HR analytics, we simplify employee relations case management, enabling organisations to drive a positive culture, improve employee experiences, and empower HR leaders to drive an agile, thriving business. empower is a SaaS cloud platform that enables managers to own 90% of people matters and delivers 8 digit Annual Recurring Revenue. This is what leading retailer Iceland has to say: It s so intuitive. It s built around how HR advice is actually provided. We re not fitting around the software; the software fits around us . The HR Process Analyst Opportunity: As HR Process Analyst, you will analyse client HR / ER processes, provide recommendations for improvement and translate the process into an optimised, intuitive and robust digital experience for HR and line managers within the AdviserPlus set of applications. Where you ll add value: + Evaluating clients current HR processes where they exist + Identifying HR process nuances through the lenses of different participants + Overlaying recommendations for process improvement with reference to HR best practice and client, legislative and technology opportunities, and constraints + Representing and effectively articulating the capabilities and potential of the AdviserPlus technologies and service delivery model + Facilitating workshops of working groups to map the transition from the as is state to the to be design + Being a key point of contact with the client during project implementation + Building strong working relationships with client stakeholders and colleagues + Documenting HR processes and user journeys in written and visual formats + Translating the HR processes into the sequence of screens and configurations required to harness the processes in AdviserPlus technology applications + Factoring into process design the down-stream impact of configuration on resulting management information + Supporting client implementations + Presenting the solutions to prospective clients in business development engagements About you: + Exceptional analytical skills + Strong process analysis and documentation capability + Ability to explain HR technology concepts to those unfamiliar with them + Excellent communicator, both written and verbal + High levels of accuracy + Efficiency of effort and ability to manage competing resources and priorities + Strong influencing skills of stakeholders, both internal and external + Excellent planning, organisational, and time management skills + Adept with Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and a range of process management tools (e.g. Visio) Desirable: + HR process experience + Best practice process modelling experience (e.g. BPMN) What s on Offer: + Life assurance + Pension + Holiday purchase scheme + Volunteering days + Long service awards + Contribution towards professional qualifications + Contribution towards membership fees + Employee assistance programme + Health cashback plan + And more . Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Leadership Team. Application notice We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect you may be contacted by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR. City, Birmingham
Jun 13, 2024
Full time
A unique & really exciting opportunity (even if we do say so ourselves) for a candidate with solid HR Policy / Employment Law & Employee Relations experience looking to pivot their skills & experience into the modern world of HR tech Your mission (if you choose to accept) will be to translate customers' new ER processes and optimised policies (that our process analysts spec) into clear and concise content that facilitates them navigating ER issues via our award-winning self-service platform. If you have a solid background in ER and or Employment Legislation with the ability to create easy to navigate step by step online content and documentation we d love to help further your career. We re AdviserPlus and we d love to hear from you Lots of variety guaranteed and a skilled and tightly-knit team of 19 is ready to welcome you. Heads-up: A background in Employment Law, Generalist HR or HR Business Partnering would be a good fit. Role Info: Technical Content Author Remote based with visits to company offices as needed Competitive Salary DOE Plus Benefits Package Including Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Discounted Gym Memberships and More Hours: Flexible Hours, Monday - Friday Reporting to: Lead Content Author Company: Leading Provider on HR Tech, Consulting and Advice Pedigree: British HR Awards - Technology Partner of the Year 2023 Clients Include: Currys, Wickes, Virgin Atlantic, Network Rail, BT Group, Sainsbury s, Post Office, Pret and More Your Background / Skills: Employment Law, HR, ER, Copywriting, Project Management, Excellent Communication Skills. About us: We are the UK s leading provider of Award-Winning HR technology, consulting and advisory services. We help build a positive culture where people can give their best to drive business success. We do this by taking the complexity out of the HR experience, making it simple, easy to access and agile. By combining cloud technology, data insight and expert guidance, we help our clients empower their leaders, engage their people and drive efficiency. We re not just another tech company or consulting business pretending to understand HR. We live and breathe it. Our Tech: Our award-winning employee relations case management system, empower , is designed to transform how HR leaders and line managers manage people matters. Supported by HR experts and robust HR analytics, we simplify employee relations case management, enabling organisations to drive a positive culture, improve employee experiences, and empower HR leaders to drive an agile, thriving business. empower is a SaaS cloud platform that enables managers to own 90% of people matters and delivers 8 digit Annual Recurring Revenue. This is what leading retailer Iceland has to say: It s so intuitive. It s built around how HR advice is actually provided. We re not fitting around the software; the software fits around us . The Technical Content Author Opportunity: As Technical Content Author, you will support the authoring of online employee relations content for both new and existing clients. Where you ll add value: + Working with the Lead Content Author in liaising with new/existing clients to create/transform their existing HR policies into online step by step content and documentation + Attending meetings with the client and process workshops in line with the project plan in order to support the wider implementation team + Being a key point of contact with the client during project implementation and managing relationships with key external stakeholders + Helping formulate, and then work to, the agreed style guides to produce the content + Working across the AdviserPlus technology applications depending on the type of implementation + Working to agreed deadlines as part of the wider implementation process + Keeping abreast of changes in employment law and case law to support the production and edit of default content for our channel partners About you: + HR/ER/employment law knowledge + Articulate, confident communicator who possesses a high level of oral and written English + Attention to detail + Ability to manage time effectively + Ability to work at pace on multiple projects + Excellent planning and organisation skills Desirable: + Copywriting skills What s on Offer: + Life assurance + Pension + Holiday purchase scheme + Volunteering days + Long service awards + Contribution towards professional qualifications + Contribution towards membership fees + Employee assistance programme + Health cashback plan + And more . Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Leadership Team. Application notice We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect you may be contacted by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.
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As technology has improved and grown over the years, so has the problem of cyber threats. Organisations have come to understand that cyber security automation UK  is a formidable solution for addressing these emerging threats and risks. This blog post will discuss Automated Cyber Security, its importance, advantages, and possible approaches to its integration. Understanding Cyber Security Automation Cyber security automation UK is the process of implementing technology to automatically execute security functions and activities with minimal or no human involvement. It covers a wide range of segments, such as threat detection , incident management, and vulnerabilities. By automating security operations, an organisation can minimise the work done by human beings and also identify and manage threats early enough. Integrating AI in Cybersecurity Most conventional security measures for computers, such as firewalls, antivirus software and Intrusion detection systems, are sometimes inadequate when confronted with modern threats. As for these systems, it is necessary to know that they also have their advantages; for instance, they are capable of limiting the opportunity to gain access to digital resources in the network, but here, it is possible to note the main drawback – such systems are not always capable of protecting modern methods of activity of hackers. The current and modern threats require adapting a more nimble and sophisticated strategy . Cyber security risk has become a major area of focus, and machine learning algorithms are instrumental in the fight against cyber criminals. The new security automation implementation UK tools can be used to identify and combat cyber threats since they aid businesses in saving a lot of time and operating costs by analysing a cyber threat. Uses of Cybersecurity Automation Strategy UK : Now, let’s see how AI is predominantly applied in cyber security. Email Filtering Intelligent filtering systems categorise incoming emails using AI-based algorithms to implement email-borne threat detection , including phishing emails, spam, emails containing malware attachments, and links to unsafe sites before they reach users’ mailboxes. Network Security AI can be applied to networks to improve threat detection , response to security incidents, and protection in general. For instance, the AI system can recognise that something is wrong with login attempts and traffic, which are key indicators of a cyber attack or fake users online. Responding to Incidents AI can greatly improve the ability to work with incidents due to the possibility of its automatic recognition and classification according to the set rules and using machine learning. This results in quicker and more precise identification and categorisation of security events. For instance, AI can provide a remedial action of isolating infected devices and restricting access by IP addresses. Detecting and Blocking Malware Machine learning-based approaches for identifying malware in programs and files involve using machine learning algorithms to analyse the behaviour of files and processes in a system in real time to detect any signs of malicious activity. These systems can help observe system behaviour and alert the administrator to changes from normal patterns, thus marking the files or processes as suspicious. Potential Risks of AI for Cybersecurity Undoubtedly, AI has the potential to greatly assist businesses through security automation implementation UK , but it comes with its risks. This is owed to the extent of input that human beings have given in shaping the kind of world we have at our disposal today. Another area for improvement in the use of machine learning and AI algorithms is that the algorithms work based on the available data. Some of the risks of AI are that it can give false information as facts, give biased responses to leading questions, produce and create defamatory material, and poison data that was fed to it for training. AI can also help cyber criminals get away with an attack. Generative AI The following is the process of generating new content in text, audio, image, and video format that is similar to the existing pattern. AI and large-scale language models can drive highly intricate large-scale cyberattacks at an excruciatingly high velocity. They can also optimise ransomware and phishing attacks (fraudulent emails). Social Engineering This includes, for instance, phishing, spear-phishing (fraudulent emails that appear to have originated from a specific sender), and smishing (fraudulent short message service (SMS) or text messages). These are real-time targeted attacks on people and organisations that use AI to persuade the victims into performing some activities that would see them incur losses and experience data breaches. Malware Automation Given the applicable knowledge, open-source artificial intelligence programs like the ChatGPT used daily can be manipulated to develop viruses or malware. This can lead to data theft or infected networks, so it is vital to enhance the ‘endpoint’ security. What AI in Cybersecurity Means For The Future Using our extrapolation, we can only anticipate that AI's role in cyber security will continue to be more significant in the future. On the one hand, AI can enhance the defence mechanisms at their disposal, but at the same time, cyber attackers are also using AI in their evil plans, thereby making the cyber threats more elaborate. The necessity of advanced tools and technologies such as AI is manifested for organisations to efficiently identify, predict, and address various cyber threats. Still, since AI is actively incorporated by the security automation implementation UK process, it is necessary to identify the main directions for the effective use of AI and follow the principles of legal regulation of AI. The applicability of transparent methods in AI assists the users in comprehending the outcomes given by the systems, the reasons behind the conclusions arrived at, the presence of bias in the programs or any other weaknesses. However, there are some ethical issues regarding data privacy and security. Therefore, data must be managed appropriately to protect users’ privacy and security. By consciously tackling these issues head-on, businesses can use AI to its maximum capabilities in cyber security, avoiding the pitfalls that exist in this particular field to promote a secure future for people in the digital world. Conclusion Cyber security automation UK is not a trend but the need of the hour considering the current threat environment. The automated approach must be regarded as a crucial aspect of organisational security to strengthen the security postures, implement threat detection and prevent threats. Thus, it remains crucial for organisations to harness automation technologies strategically to enhance their cybersecurity robustness, protect vital information, and ensure stakeholders’ confidence in a highly interconnected digital environment.
Find out about Healthcare AI trends UK and its significant role in healthcare, as well as the vast opportunities it can give to employers, HIT workers, and human resource experts. AI can bring about a revolution in healthcare by automating clinical decisions, administrative tasks, and other functions. Get to know how AI drives innovation and creates new Healthcare IT jobs, which, together with human knowledge, is bringing the industry to the future where AI and human capabilities are not differentiable. 3 Challenges for Using in Healthcare Delve into the ethical aspects of AI in healthcare, including the quality of data, patient safety and the position of AI in moral decision-making. Data Quality Concerns Data quality is one of the most significant issues in the implementation of AI in healthcare. The risk factors for AI-driven systems are excessive, non-clinically useful data, absence of an independent evaluation, and limited applicability. This challenge needs a lot of strong data governance procedures. The main task lies in ensuring that the data is of high quality, clinically relevant, and clearly reflects the people the research is dealing with. Furthermore, eliminating discrimination and ensuring data traceability is necessary for effective data management in AI-integrated healthcare systems. Patient Safety and Confidentiality One more vital problem is the confidentiality of unusual patients. Although established mechanisms like transparency, data protection and the auditing of AI decisions exist, an enormous gap still exists between theory and practice in healthcare. Ethical principles have more than just direction in healthcare AI development; however, they are often poorly executed. Ethical dilemmas surface when principles collide, illustrating the demand for well-defined ethical frameworks that suit particular contexts. Moral Decision-Making The new Healthcare AI trends UK are that it can still be free of ethical considerations even when dealing with all the information. Nevertheless, AI's advantage is its engineering capabilities rather than moral competence. Even after human control has been supplanted for moral decision-making, AI can still be a supportive tool for doctors instead of a replacement for human judgment. Therefore, this technology should be treated as a tool to support doctors instead of automating medical processes.    7 AI Tech Opportunities in Healthcare AI professionals of HIT need competency identification, deployment, and skills enhancement to develop their AI healthcare career opportunities UK .  Health Data Analyst: As a health data analyst, your main assignment will be preparing data for AI applications, such as machine learning and NLP, in health care settings. You will be in a good position to achieve your goals if you have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in areas such as Health Informatics, Data Science or Computer Science and you have very good communication and teamwork skills. A programmer must familiar with R or Python and SQL skills for data management. Healthcare data standards, including HL7 or FHIR, are definitely important for this purpose. Medical Data Scientist: While you will be a Medical Data Scientist, data science tools such as AI will be the instruments that will enable you to improve patient care and medical research. Having a master’s or PhD in Data Science, Computer Science or a related field and knowledge of statistical analysis and data visualisation, you will be key in discovering the hidden treasures of health care data. Knowledge and experience in programming languages such as Python or R, database management systems like SQL and tools specific to healthcare are some of the skills required for such a position. Healthcare AI Engineer: As one of the top Healthcare IT jobs , Healthcare AI Engineer, your primary objective would be to integrate AI and machine learning technologies to solve problems in the healthcare domain. Should you have a degree in computer science, data science or any similar field and have many years of experience in the field of AI and healthcare, you will be part of the team that develops and deploys AI solutions. Knowledge of programming languages such as Python and R, experience with healthcare data standards, and model building with machine learning tools are the key abilities to succeed in this position. Healthcare AI Prompt Engineer: Being a Healthcare AI Prompt Engineer for conversational interfaces and crafting AI prompts in healthcare dialogues will be the task you will be responsible for. A degree in computer science or a related field and an AI and NLP background will help you better clinical documentation and patient communications. Experience with the AI and NLP programming languages is a must, and the same goes for healthcare data and clinical workflows. Healthcare AI Project Manager: As a healthcare AI project manager, you are responsible for administering Healthcare AI trends UK projects and interdisciplinary team members who will make data-driven decisions in healthcare. Adopting AI requires a person with a degree in project management, task solving and communication skills who will play a significant role in the planning and executing AI projects. If it is for anyone who wants to excel in this position, then the ability to effectively use project management programs and data analytics tools will be required. Healthcare AI Ethics Specialists: As one of the top Healthcare IT jobs, Healthcare AI Ethics, Governance, and Compliance Specialist, you will be the person in charge of handling the situations in which AI ethical and regulatory compliances are at stake in healthcare. With a Law Degree or a Bachelor’s/Master’s in Healthcare Administration and deep knowledge of data regulations like HIPAA, you'll implement measures ensuring compliance with ethical standards. Analytical and communication proficiencies are the most important for achieving this role.  Healthcare Cybersecurity Specialists: As a Healthcare Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Specialist, your duty will be to defend healthcare systems against cyber threats and guarantee data privacy. Securing healthcare information will be your key role with a relevant degree in Cybersecurity or Information Technology (Bachelor's or Master's) and certifications like CISSP. Proficiency in security products and software and strong analytical skills are some of the key aspects that determine success in this position.
Blockchain technology was first seen as a new disruptor in the cryptocurrency industry, particularly involving Bitcoin. Initially, it was just for the finance world. But later on, it outgrew the financial bubble. The decentralised and immutable nature of blockchain development UK  is a game-changer in financial transactions and data storage that has the potential to overturn many industries. It is done by creating a decentralised and transparent platform. This article provides an overview of blockchain technology and some of the most promising blockchain jobs that may see heightened demand in the future.   4 Highly Emerging Technologies of BlockChain Supply Chain Management: Blockchain technology is the primary tool that promotes transparency and traceability in supply chains, recording every transaction and transportation direction in an immutable and distributed ledger system. This will bring transparency, and there will be fewer fraud cases and moderate processes like stocking, product tracking, and quality control. With its tracing function from the place of origin to the point of consumption, all participants will get involved. Trustworthiness will be key for everyone in this chain. Healthcare: A pure example of the employability of blockchain development UK is the healthcare sector, which is a safe and secure way to keep and exchange patient data and collaborate between various medical staff and administrative organisations. It ensures data privacy and security, improves the quality of medicine, and initiates the timely sharing of patient records, which improves procedures. Among other things, blockchain-based platforms ensure the safe administration of clinical trials, pharmaceutical supply chains and medical device tracking through authentication. Energy and Sustainability: Blockchain skills are used to create decentralised and transparent markets, which have systems within them where energy generation and billing appear to be done via peer-to-peer energy trade, thus empowering users. Through such means, blockchain could do away with mediation desktops, hence making the way to direct communication between the energy producers and the buyers cheaper and renewable energy sources in existence. Voting and Governance: Blockchain technology is a real-life example of how it improves vote systems and changes governmental processes integration of safe, transparent, and non-tempered listing of votes and decisions. Secure and sound means of voting, in other words, blockchain-based voting methods, ensure flawless progress of the elections. Blockchain development UK also refers to the decentralised power structure and the more accommodative and transparent participation in social decision-making.   Top 10 Highest-Paying Blockchain Jobs Blockchain Developer A blockchain developer is truly essential as it requires the design, implementation, and maintenance of blockchain systems for different companies. They take it themselves to create applications that use blockchain technology, construct smart contracts using programming languages like Solidity, and keep the network safe and scalable. However, they partner with other developers and institutions to give the blockchain technology that the organization requires. Blockchain UX Designer The user experience (UI), together with the user interface (UX) of a blockchain platform, determines its success. A blockchain skilled UI engineer solves this problem by creating interfaces that are easy to use and offer the friendliest user experience for blockchain applications. Some of their main duties include user interface design, user research, visual design, and liaising with developers and product managers to make sure that the end product is in line with the target audience's goals. Blockchain Quality Engineer Blockchain quality engineering is an area that deals with examination, validity and quality assurance of the blockchain structure. The main role of blockchain quality engineers is to make sure that the testing and deployment pipelines are well managed and to guarantee that the system is secure, stable, and scalable. Since they are also responsible for establishing and managing the smart contracts, they will look for any errors and flaws in the network. Along with its growth, the industry is promoting the demand for quality engineers who know how to code well. Blockchain Consultant  A Blockchain Consultant's job is to guide a business on how to incorporate & apply blockchain technology to its daily operations. Their main job is to assist in building blockchain-based systems and setting up blockchain-based solutions. On the other hand, they also identify the uses of blockchain tech stack for organisations. The role of the BlockChain consultant is to evaluate the potential of the blockchain, identify the business needs, design blockchain solutions, and ensure regulatory compliance. They must be experts in communications, be able to listen to the needs of each organisation and get creative solutions. Blockchain Legal Consultant  Blockchain Legal Advisors deliver legal counsel and instructions about the legal ramifications of blockchain technology. They assist customers in getting knowledge of the regulatory needs and the legal framework of blockchain. The basic area of work for a Blockchain Legal Consultant encompasses reviewing and drafting of the agreements involving blockchain technology, assisting in data protection rules issues and helping to solve disputes that arise from blockchain transactions. Along with that, they also make sure that they do not experience any regulations or legislative changes and stay up to date with the developments in blockchain technology. Blockchain Architect A blockchain architect is the person who is responsible for both designing & delivering a blockchain system. They play a role in the architecture, infrastructure and security of the blockchain system. The development of the blockchain platform includes designing its structure, protocols, consensus algorithms, storage and management of data, and keeping up with the regulations. They are supposed to have a good practical knowledge of distributed systems, blockchain protocols, and & experience in blockchain development. They need good communication skills to deal with the stakeholders and team members. Blockchain Administrator A Blockchain Administrator is appointed to supervise the performance of the blockchain network in order to make possible smooth operation, guarantee security & back up participants. They conduct management of nodes or network clients, maintenance of the blockchain database, resolution of network issues, deployment of smart contracts, & surveillance of network performance. Blockchain administrators also validate data and perform efficient data storage. Furthermore, they work hand in hand with other partners, such as developers, end-users and third-party vendors, to ensure smooth operations. Blockchain Project Manager With time, blockchain will evolve, and businesses will look for capable project managers who will be responsible for the development and implementation of the blockchain's functioning. Another blockchain career opportunity UK is a project manager who is responsible for the whole project life cycle from initiation to completion. Some of the tasks involve creating a project plan, following the project team, monitoring the project's progress & ensuring that the project is delivered on time. They also require good communication & negotiation skills they should have for working with stakeholders, managing risks & resources & ensuring the projects are aligned with business goals.  Blockchain Engineer Using the blockchain skills of engineers to create, develop, and maintain blockchain systems. They design blockchain architecture and plug it into other systems to make sure it is secure and effective. These developers also manage the blockchain's technical problems, write the blockchain codebase, and implement blockchain technology. They must stay on top of the latest in blockchain technology, cryptography, distributed systems, and computer networking. Blockchain Analyst  A blockchain analyst studies blockchain data to find patterns, trends, & insights that can be used to build more efficient business models. They do an in-depth analysis not only of transaction data and network metrics but also of market trends and analyses of competitors' activities. An analyst of the blockchain requires a strong grasp of how this technology works and can employ data analysis methods to extract insights. This includes knowledge about tools such as SQL & R and strong analytical & problem-solving skills.   Conclusion As Blockchain  development UK continues to evolve, so will its professional opportunities. Blockchain is here with us to stay, meaning Blockchain Expertise will be in high demand for years and years to come. So whether you are a techie or not, a career in Blockchain is a new and exciting opportunity worth exploring.
You could be an experienced software developer making a switch, a tech greenhorn just discovering your opportunities or anyone else in between.  You have probably seen how alluring freelancing in your work can be. The opportunities of becoming more independent, having the flexibility of time, and potentially making more money are benefits that attract many tech workers to be self-employed. If you're considering UK IT freelancing , here's an honest guide to the pros and cons of being self-employed: from the highs of remote working to the lows of not working full-time.   The Upsides Before we go into detail, we will explain to you why freelance opportunities can be attractive.  Flexibility  Flexibility is the most remarkable advantage of freelance tech jobs . Freelancers can carry their workplace in a backpack, so they can work in their homes, at coffee shops, or anywhere else where they have an internet connection. This leads to the independence they need. Therefore, they will be able to plan their work so that they can be with family and hobbies during their leisure time. High Earning Potential A self-employment approach rather than a traditional employment gives a higher income opportunity. Senior developers will have an opportunity to earn substantially more by using their expertise, negotiating rates, and undertaking more projects at the same time. Geographic Independence Geographical border challenges for freelancers are no longer an obstacle. Thanks to this geographical independence, it narrows down the communication gaps with clients, teams, or customers from different parts of the world and helps you build a large and diverse client base. Variety of Work The freelance pool offers many opportunities in web design, app development, and software development. Freelancers can do the work they are eager to do, matching their skills and interests, making the work meaningful and compensated. No Commute Freelancers spend valuable time and money on the road, and this can be a big plus for them in terms of saving time and reducing stress. This is, in fact, the good thing about UK IT freelancing because they can set their schedule and use the time saved from driving or commuting to other activities. Networking And Professional Growth Freelancing involves connecting and promoting oneself nearly all the time. Working with different clients and co-workers improves the professional circle and provides the chance for mentorship, collaboration and career advancement.   The Downsides Now, we will look at the difficulties that freelancing gigs face in the tech industry. Inconsistent Income The main drawback of working freelance in tech areas is the loss of a stable income. For freelance workers, the pay is not set and may fluctuate depending on the number of tasks they perform and the rate they charge. This can be stressful for people who are used to living on a fixed income, especially when paying monthly bills and supporting themselves or their families. No Benefits As a freelancer, you do not have the privilege of having health insurance, paid vacation or retirement benefits like the permanent team members. This implies that they must pay these expenses out of their own pocket, which can be very pricey. Furthermore, freelancer opportunities are not entitled to employer-subsidized learning and development programs, which curtails their professional development. Management Responsibilities Freelancers do all the paperwork – invoicing, tax administration, marketing, and customer communications. It is very important to accurately calculate the time spent on balancing the project responsibilities and project work which is the mysterious killer of the billable hours. Self-Motivation A self-motivated attitude and self-discipline are the keys to success in this contract work if one wants to be independent. Another great thing about them is that they could be their own boss, don't have to report to anyone and work with colleagues whenever they want. Freelancers also need to know how to organise their time and schedule tasks in order to meet deadlines and deliver the best work. Isolation The isolation that is a part of freelancing can be stressful for those who are used to working with teams in the office environment. When freelance workers lack a group of colleagues nearby to chat with or get things done, they can become lonely and likely feel isolated. The solution to this problem is to either involve oneself in online communities or networking events, and it is still necessary to think about it.   Conclusion Being a freelancer is both a blessing and a curse, a balance of freedom and flexibility with challenge and certain uncertainty. The level of success in this sphere depends on a delicate balance between utilising the advantages and eradicating the disadvantages as technology develops and the landscape of work is reshaped. Independent software development is so attractive because it still encourages brave individuals to experience this field, which is full of diversity and is always expanding. The attitude to easily change and adapt in this dynamic ecosystem is the keystone of the independent developers's way, where every project is a step toward perfection and development. Although the pros and cons are obvious, how to balance them will be more important depending on your situation, skills, and preferences. This might be true for one person but not for another one.
Your IT resume is the first thing you should get right before you go hunting for a job in IT. Hiring managers have to read through a stack of resumes before finding a suitable candidate for a particular position. So, a few seconds is all you have to catch the eye of the hiring manager. Whether you want to change your career after getting a degree or to search for a new job, use the descriptions below and our resume samples in IT to make your resume different from the rest. Throughout the recruitment process, employers look for employees with good skills among those who can do the tasks that are beneficial to the organisation. In your search for a job, tailor your resume to underscore your technical skills, experiences, and educational background. How are IT Resumes Different? Employers frequently use 'CV' and 'resume' synonymously. Understanding the nuances between these two terms can be a headache. This has made many job seekers doubtful about the resume format to pick, and sometimes, you’ll come across an ‘IT CV template’ and ‘tech resume example’ that are used in similar contexts. The point is that a resume is a one—or two-page document that includes your education, skills, and work experience. AND a CV is a document written to portray you as a skilled person with all the relevant details about your professional background (usually up to six pages). On the other hand, the classic long-form IT resume , which is more than a few pages long, is no longer worth it in the modern job space. When a hiring manager or tech employer asks you for a CV in the job requirements, it is just the norm to have the standard resume that usually consists of one- or two pages. Whatever you send them, whether a file called 'CV' or 'resume,' you will not increase your chances of an interview because of it. The Purpose of Your IT Resume The first paragraph of your IT resume is to briefly introduce you as a candidate for the chosen position, with the specifics of your skills, experiences, qualifications, and accomplishments. A recruiter or an employer will usually only take a few minutes while initially reading a resume. Therefore, the content that directly answers how you qualify for an interview must be clear and concise. Creating a Professional IT Resume The format you select will be the one you use to call attention to your job hunt. Here is how you do the IT resume building : Professional Experience In order to start formatting your resume, you will need to bring together all the important details. Make sure to have a take of the job description in front of you as you write your resume. To begin, make a list of all the jobs you have ever had, which contains information about your main responsibilities and how much time you spend working for that company. It is common to struggle with a good memory of long-back experiences of their past jobs if they haven't worked in several years. The fact that you will have all the information in place will enable you to write your resume fast and effectively. Choose the Format Take the format that shines the most light on how you would contribute positively to an organisation. A college student or an entrepreneur coming to work again in the field must give preference to a functional resume rather than a combination resume to highlight his earned skills. An executive who is an experienced person with a good work history may prefer to point out the name of their old employers. The resume will likely be the most effective if it is chronological or objective. Mention Your Contact Your contact information is definitely essential. Provide your full name, email address, and phone number (if any) along with your website link. Select an email that will be quick to look at and have no doubt about your professional profile . One approach is to put your name first and then use the dot(.) to promote a professional email. This means the employer can easily contact you for an interview. Others will decide not to mention a particular address as their home. This may not sound necessary, but you should leave the phone number with the area code and the email. Leaving out this information is also useful if you are applying for jobs that are at a commuting distance away from you, but you are willing to relocate to get them. Technical Skills Your technical abilities are useful because they will show the employer quite clearly how you can carry out some of the important tasks in the company. Along with the experience that appears in the job description, write the transferable skills and other relevant skills. If you have soft skills like communication, management, and problem-solving, use those in your account summary and work experiences. Your technology skills will usually be at the top of the CV after a qualification summary. Make sure to list your biggest capabilities at the top of your resume. This way, a resumé is made more concise and gives the employer an opportunity to extract vital details easily while, at the same time, the resumé is now more likely to be read. Professional Experience Firstly, all work history from the last 7-10 years should be included in your IT resume . Mention all the organisations which you have worked for together with the locations and the time they took, starting with the most recent one. Write them in a reverse chronological order of the employers you have had. Indicate the name of each employer, your title, and up to six bulleting items briefly describing your responsibilities and job duties. Please add a list under the heading of your most notable achievements of working with the team. You must write short sentences, but you should clearly describe the roles you were playing and present the achievements you made. Use only the month and year you spent at every organisation for this particular section. Career Summary The career summary is a general statement preceding the section representing your professional profile which is relevant to the job you are applying for. This segment will be placed towards the initial part of your resume building as 2-3 sentences that express what special skills, experiences, and education you have. It is the closing paragraph because you can write it as soon as you complete the other sections. How often should you update your IT resume? It is always good to keep reviewing your CV, especially in the tech world, where new developments in software, hardware, coding languages, and many others happen so fast that you can become as obsolete as a dinosaur if you ignore the updates. Reviewing your process of resume building and matching it with job descriptions for related roles in the niche industry may highlight skills you need to acquire to get hired for a job you desire. Even if you are not presently looking for a new job, ensure that you don't miss the opportunities by working on your IT CV and updating it whenever you learn a new skill or achieve something noteworthy at work. It's always more convenient to do it right away after each new experience rather than try to recall what you did weeks or months ago and collect evidence to support it later on. The Final Word Are you thinking about going back to school to gain new credentials and expand your opportunities in the IT field? IT Job Board offers online IT degree and certificate programs that can help you take your career to the next level. Our IT courses  are 100% online, giving you the flexibility you need while balancing work, education, and family. 
Getting your dream tech job is among the most rewarding achievements one can have. It also brings a competitive atmosphere and new rapid tech job trends. To face this new challenge, everyone needs to prepare to adopt new changes with the right resources.  London continues to be the number one destination for tech professionals from all over the world as it enjoys a robust tech sector with a broad range of opportunities, with Fintech, AI, Cybersecurity, and Cloud Computing emerging as the areas of specialisation. The latest research indicates that London's tech job market will continue to bloom in 2024 and beyond, with the number of tech-related job openings showing a great up-rising due to the city's innovative economy, dynamic startup policies, as well as large-tech investments, especially in fintech area, which attracted over $20 billion last year alone. Whether you are looking to be a software engineer, data engineer, DevOps specialist, or analyst, here are several job hunting tips  to help you get a great job in the tech industry in 2023 and beyond.  Job Portals and Platforms In the competitive tech market of London, searching for a job using online portals such as IT Job Board , Glassdoor, and Indeed is key to kicking off your tech career. Together, these platforms have thousands of jobs listed and reveal useful company reviews, salaries and networking opportunities. Of course, its advanced search engine algorithm scans from multiple job listing sources, making it the most popular for a wide range of tech jobs. This may be very important as often it’s not only the role itself that matters but also the atmosphere in the company. IT Job Board offers the opportunity to seek a job and have it customised to the specific needs of people looking for an impact in the tech sector, focusing mostly on the best tech locations, especially in London.  Tech Interviews in UK Getting through the London tech interview jungle may seem intimidating at the beginning. However, preparations covered with hard work turn it into a chance to show it off. London’s tech sector is globally well-known for its diversity, abundance of technologies and high-speed growth rate, which makes it highly attractive to tech workers from all over the world. Generally, companies in London tend to employ a multi-stage interview process, which is typically made of a screening interview, one or more technical interviews and a final round of assessment of the candidate's culture fit. Research found that 75% of tech jobs in London are expected to require special technical skills, as tested through coding tests, problem-solving, and technical Q&A sessions. Soft skills and cultural fit also take considerable weight, with 60% of hiring managers underlining their significance. Networking at Tech Events Within the tech industry, which is constantly evolving, networking is a fancy word but a ladder that one should be climbing to achieve success. The data brings into sharp focus the role of networking by showing that 85% of jobs are filled through this channel. Such a fact is a vivid illustration of the power and the performance of interpersonal relationships. TechDay London provides the users with direct interaction with the pioneer startups, emerging companies and gurus in the field of tech. Rather than the mere distribution of business cards, such events are all about developing relations via which one gets a mentor, a partner, or a job.  Accidental contacts at gatherings like this can prove quite productive for your IT job search and can allow you to open doors that might otherwise be closed if you were seeking work only in traditional ways. Power of Personal Portfolios In the highly dynamic and competitive tech job market in London, displaying your expertise via personal projects and carefully executed portfolios would never be more relevant. Stack Overflow recently conducted a survey that found that over 85% of the hiring managers in the tech industry consider personal projects and portfolios to be major factors in the hiring process. This emphasis highlights the fact that, besides what one knows, even the way one applies knowledge is important. In any kind of IT job search , it is fundamentally important to structure your experience in coding and design and highlight the projects you are most proud of in your portfolio. Leveraging IT Job Board for Job Searches The tech industry in London has become an increasingly competitive market, with many high-profile employers. A well-structured and effectively optimised job board like the IT Job Board is a leading aspect in job hunting tips The statistics suggest that 70% of hiring managers constantly use job boards to look for candidates shows the very important role of the IT Job Board in providing tech professionals with the right employers. To get a tech job on this platform, you need to create an updated job profile with a description of technical skills and proof of real-world examples in the form of a project or an achievement. Utilising Recruitment Agencies With a growing number of tech jobs in London and the scene becoming increasingly vibrant, it is normal to feel overwhelmed looking for your dream job amidst so many options. However, it is the recruitment agencies that can be regarded as the experts who close the gap between talented individuals and famous companies that can smoothen this process. Having such large networks and specific knowledge about the fine details of the tech industry, the agencies are able to offer customised job application strategies that are perfectly adapted and often more effective than self-seeking. Recruitment agencies can demonstrate a solid record of bringing candidates into tech roles that match their skills and career ambitions, additionally offering a major focus on ensuring the appropriate cultural fit and strategic alignment of the career path. Engaging with Tech Hubs and Incubators The UK has been the home to several technology hubs, of which London is definitely the leading city. London's Silicon Roundabout, known as Tech City, has become famous as the emerging technology centre of the world. On top of that, cities such as Cambridge, Edinburgh and Bristol are also leading the tech by creating the newest inventions. Hence, it may be practical to look for software job positions in those places as well. These ecosystems are the core of the tech community, supporting the startups at the risky early stages and fast-tracking their long-term sustainability. Landing a tech job in 2024 will be the best yet most difficult experience for you. Concentrate on using job application strategies and software like Chat GPT and others in your search process to increase your chances of getting the best jobs in 2024 and beyond. Additionally, you should improve your existing skills to position yourself for ultimate career success.
These data analytics trends were forever changing to match the demand even before the pandemic started; after all, how will this market change over the next few months? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses faced immense disruption that entailed to data analytics capabilities of organisations to help them manage and address various problems. Understanding what is currently in vogue, the recurring modes of demand, and the skills necessary for employers is essential for those looking to pursue a successful career in data analytics. This paper focuses on defining the role of a data analyst and does another analysis to figure out its relevance in the UK job market. Increased Demand for Data Analysts in the UK: Also, recent statistics have shown that the demand for data analysts in the UK has risen. Companies in financial institutions, IT companies, the healthcare sector and retail businesses are aggressively hiring only those professionals who possess strong analytical skills. London stands out as a global technology base, and many innovative first-time businesses have recently joined the elite ranks of established organisations. Still, all require people who know how to use data in alternative ways. Companies’ tendency to gain actionable insights from data increasingly calls for data analytics experts to fulfil their mission.  The UK tech industry has grown significantly: there have been several investments in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data. This boom directly correlates with the growing demand for data analysts. They are offered attractive salaries for working in various companies, and the demand for their services is increasing rapidly. Current Trends of Data Analyst Jobs in the UK : The combination of artificial intelligence and machine learning with data analytics is so profound that it will change the face of the field completely. With heavy use of data, the position of a data analyst becomes more and more significant to companies needing such insights. Integration of New Tech: By living in the time of artificial intelligence, future data analysts will perform their work with such algorithms and offer even more accurate predictions to make us closer to deep insights. Real-time data analysis will assume more significance as a result of IoT facilitating the calculations to such an extent that organisations can make decisions in real time. Automated Data Processing: Many AI data preprocessing and cleaning tasks are automatically done with AI. This does not eliminate data analysts but redirects them to addressing more complicated tasks, such as battling complex analytics, resulting in enormous usage of time. Industry-Specific Specialisation: The data analyst industry is increasingly adopting industry-specific analysts. Employers look for specialists with a flair for the inner workings, issues and shades of different sectors out there, particularly finance, health as well as e-commerce. Remote Opportunities: The popularity of working from home has increased the number of opportunities for data analysts It is possible to work from home in many modern organisations as the hybrid and remote model has been offered by several companies. Focus on Data Privacy: With growing concerns regarding privacy, ethical data usage is gaining attention. The fact that data analysts will be required to have good comprehension and implementation of ethics guidelines puts them in high demand. No Change in High Salaries There has been a slow development of fresh talent due to the pandemic because many are in the process of graduating or finishing their college education. In the last year, IT companies operating in England and Wales reported 12,800 tech job vacancies, which were found to be the majority either situated in London or from London. Furthermore, £29.4 billion was invested in UK tech corporations last year via investors alone. With this massive increase in job vacancies, companies are offered generous levels of investment. Yet, so many employees are still hesitant to leave the relative security of permanent jobs after such a stressful few years. As of January 2023, the starting salary for a fresher in data analytics ranges from £35,000 to £40,00. With vast experience and specialisation, this value can surpass £75,00 in many cases. In London, a senior analyst or specialist will receive more than £80,00.  Broadened Potential of Data Analyst Jobs The beauty of data is that it is everywhere, and every sector recognises its value, from the complexities of health diagnosis to the dynamics of the entertainment industry. Some industries will urgently rely on data analysis by experts in the future, which will increase the number of data analyst opportunities. Healthcare: Integrating data analytics makes patient care more personalised. Predictive analytics can identify potential health risks before they become critical, revolutionising preventative care. Finance: The industry is centred on prediction. Advanced financial analytics enables financial institutions to calculate and forecast trends, define risks and adjust their strategies in order to get the highest rates of return. Entertainment: For instance, streaming platforms utilise data analytics to find out which interactive elements viewers are fond of or even hate; this results in the production of content that generates an improvement in reception by their targeted audience. E-commerce: In helping to gather information and analyse the same, data analysts offer e-commerce firms actional reports that are aimed at enhancing sales and improving customer experiences from inventory management to shoppers’ behaviour. Will the UK Stay as a Prime Location for Data Analysts? The tech scene in the UK is flourishing, brought about by the emergence of sectors like fintech, e-commerce and health tech; therefore, there is always a need for proper data analysis. Flourishing Tech Hubs Cities such as London, Manchester and Edinburgh are becoming global technology hubs. These cities offer many opportunities for data analysts, from start-ups to MNCs. Government Initiatives The UK government has proactively supported the technology sector with numerous initiatives to encourage innovation and attract talent. Data Analytics Explore the dynamic realm of data analysis. Gain valuable skills in data interpretation, discover patterns, and drive intelligent decisions. Educational Excellence The UK has some of the best universities around the world, offering niche courses in data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. These institutions are creating a new class of data analysts whose insights are cutting-edge.   Conclusion The role of a data analyst in the UK is not only promising; It's fundamental. As industries become more data-centric, a data analyst's experience will be essential. The demand for data scientists remains very high as data science becomes more integrated into our lives. The UK offers a dynamic environment with opportunities for those considering this career path. With the right skills and a proactive approach, a data analyst in the UK can reach unprecedented heights.
Banks in the financial sector operate in a rapidly changing world where technology is a key driver of competitiveness. Finance has been one of the growing IT areas in recent years. Financial sector software engineering  is at the forefront of this technological banking revolution, which is crucial for the proper functioning of banks. Differences between the culture of technology and financial companies are highlighted when hiring software engineers. Currently, the environment in which software engineers are working in this field is the same as other industries. Opportunities are available in the financial industry for software professionals who want to specialise in an area where they can separate themselves from generalists.   This article highlights 10 Software Engineer Jobs  in the financial services industry with specific fintech skills.   Software Engineering in the Financial World When software engineers land jobs at financial institutions, they must understand what they are getting into. You still have a software job rather than a finance job. This means your responsibilities include analysing, predicting and developing software solutions based on the financial data available to you. Software developers are under a lot of pressure since business dynamism is high in financial institutions such as banks. A company can lose millions of dollars if software gurus make a single mistake in a transaction. These are some of the most important jobs within the financial sector software engineering  area.   Software engineer Software engineers are some of the most sought-after positions in the US financial industry. Dice cites a 28% increase in job postings from January to May. Skills such as DevOps tools, Java, Python, SQL, React, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and AWS are currently some of the most valuable skills. Within the field of finance, software developers often find themselves working with front-end technical planning, coding, donations to open-source projects and focusing on customer-oriented services offered by the company. Software engineers are leading the digital transformation in financial institutions by supporting companies in automating processes, rolling out scalable applications, and being early adopters of new technology trends.   Financial app developer Mobile banking is an important part of every financial services industry, especially with the emergence of neobanks, peer-to-peer digital payments, lending and even trading platforms, making mobile app developers the second-largest need for technology jobs. Another instance of software engineering in banking  is the design, development, implementation, testing, modification, review and improvement of software used in the financial services industry. A financial application developer should be familiar with mobile applications and cloud-based application interfaces and be knowledgeable in all phases of the development process and many different system types and programming languages ​​such as Java, HTML5, Objective-C, etc. .NET, C++, C#, Python and Swift. Some knowledge of UX/UI framework design skills, OP concepts and framework knowledge is a must.   Financial application tester Generally, BPO/KPO/IT organisations have openings for Quality Analyst (QA), Test Engineer, and Business Analyst roles, which require an engineer to perform manual and automated testing of various financial application processes. For example, a payment application would involve testing the end-to-end payment flow, from payment generation to disbursement to the correct account. This includes all necessary validations, such as ensuring that the payment script contains all details regarding From and To account numbers, payment disbursement, holiday validation, required minimum balance, and payment requirements. Compliance between countries. Likewise, for trading applications, the test engineer must check whether the trade has been generated with all the required information, such as broker details, security details, quantity, settlement instructions, margin and booking date.   Data scientist Data has long been important to the financial industry: it is a critical component that helps inform everything from the stock market to personal bank accounts. Data scientists are wanted in financial companies because of the large amounts of data they gather, which require management through storage, organisation, and analysis. Data scientists are used in everything ranging from the forecast of stock market trends to customer experience initiatives and fraud prevention, requiring companies to hire data scientists just for one or two areas of interest. The main areas where the financial industry uses data scientists include risk management, fraud detection, customer data, consumer analytics and algorithmic trading. You will need knowledge of natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, managing complex data infrastructure and analytics for the role.   Blockchain developer Blockchain is the technology that makes cryptocurrency mining possible, and although knowledge of cryptocurrencies has advanced tremendously, the demand for blockchain developer talent is increasing. One of the most crucial tasks in the software engineering in banking  field is to analyse, design, implement, distribute and maintain a secure network based on blockchain and application functions, including client-side applications and interfaces, to ensure secure, fast digital transactions efficiently to prevent hacking. Being able to code in C++, Java, Python, Ripple, Hyperfabric, and Solidity will help you stand out during interviews and following work. Alongside your technical skills, attention to detail, a good analytical mindset, problem-solving approach, and communication and teamwork ability are also great qualities to have when applying for positions within fintech.   Director of software engineering A Software Engineering Manager runs the day-to-day operations in a given software engineering business unit and leads both the roadmap and business strategy of the department. This will involve managing teams of software developers, overseeing internal and customer-facing business applications development, and monitoring any new or emerging technology that might impact the business. It is a high-level position requiring leadership and communication skills more than hard ones. However, depending on the size of the company, you may be required to code and participate hands-on in technical projects from time to time.   DevOps engineer DevOps is the interface between IT operations and development, a practice that enables faster time to market and better collaboration between teams involved in the development lifecycle. Operations focus more on stability and reliability, while development teams invest more in innovation, change and evolution. DevOps helps bring both ideologies together to balance the two goals. In the financial sector software engineering , DevOps engineers deal with the merger of novel technologies and old-fashioned systems that have been in existence for a long time. In the process of embracing such emerging technologies as cryptocurrencies and automated trade, DevOps engineers are there to aid in implementing the new systems without disruptions from those that were already existing.   Back-end software engineer Back-end software engineers are responsible for maintaining the structure of server-side information by optimising servers, implementing security measures, and developing data storage solutions. You are also responsible for writing server scripts and APIs used by front-end engineers and UX designers, reviewing server codes, configuring front-side applications, maintaining stable servers, and maintaining a background library. The skills most in demand by back-end software developers in the financial industry include Java, Python, SQL, Node, Go, Scala, open-source RDBMS, NoSQL databases, and AWS tools and services. You will also be expected to stay abreast of the latest technology trends, work closely with product managers, and help develop cloud-based solutions for financial customers.   Financial business analyst As the financial services industry grows, more and more startups and private investors will want to understand trends and make forecasts. Therefore, they need people who are good at analysing, developing and recommending financial and business strategies.Financial/Business Analyst is one of many financial technology careers that require you to examine economic and business data, processes, models, and workflows to identify trends and make forecasts that aid in the company's business and financial decisions. You need in-depth knowledge of technical analysis, financial modelling, and analytics to determine the best time to enter and exit a market trend. Your research skills should be top-notch to analyse regulations, policies, and economic trends. Strong prioritisation, multitasking, and collaboration skills are essential in this role.   Cybersecurity analyst Cyberattacks cost the financial services industry an average of $18.3 million per year, which is why cybersecurity analysts are one of the most important software engineer jobs  in the industry. The challenge is detecting, analysing, preventing and removing cyber attacks on IT information using the correct and smart cyber risk mitigation and security processes. Preferably, one should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of computer science and information technology. However, consider attending boot camps or an internship that will give you some knowledge or better skills to obtain certifications and improve your understanding. For this Fintech job, you spend most of your time learning on the job, so your analytical and communication skills should also be top-notch. Your skills in problem-solving and managing security audits, threats and vulnerabilities are also required.   Final Thoughts The only worry that the CEOs, CFOs, or CTOs of financial companies have about the activities of software engineers is how their companies will make profits from all this. They are also curious to know how the software solutions will enable them to position themselves on top of their rivals. As software developers start their work for these companies, they try to solve such issues. If you think of working in the financial services sector, these software engineer jobs  in the financial services industry are a good way to begin. While it may demand a lot of practical training and some essential and meaningful courses, this will facilitate your professional maturity while offering career advancement opportunities over time. Remember to update your resume following the job description and prepare for an interview.
Recently, freelancing has been a topic of many professional conversations for the right reasons. Freelancing is an increasingly attractive route for IT support professionals who want to become self-employed or are searching for an alternative to a career within the confines of a company. But does this mean that freelance work is necessarily the right career path for IT support? With IT Support Jobs  growing rapidly, what benefits do full-time positions offer? The entire IT support landscape has changed significantly in the last two years, leading to a significant change in how people work and how companies use freelance IT support services. To better understand what makes people choose freelance or in-house work or even switch jobs between the two, we've listed all the pros and cons of both career paths. Whatever your chosen speciality, the technology offers incredible flexibility and possibilities, allowing you to find the one that works best for you. Check out some options here and help us make the best decision. Freelance IT Support Jobs When you work as a freelance IT support , your responsibilities will be more extensive, and you will need to be quick and meet the needs of the specific project you are working on. These roles are perfect for those who want to expand beyond a specific IT support branch and want extensive experience in this area. Pros: Cost-efficiency: With the highest hourly rates in the United States at around $70, independent development remains a more affordable option than hiring development agencies. Prices drop even further if you rent in Eastern Europe. Specialised skill sets: Most freelancers are highly specialised in one area and are therefore hired by companies They need more internal experience. Freelancers can become experts in their chosen field. Freedom and flexibility : You decide your schedule because you are the boss. If you do not want to work on Thursdays and Mondays but feel like working during weekends, that is okay. Do your best work in the morning. Direct communication: There is no intermediary between you as a customer and a developer. You can communicate project specifications, requests and changes directly to your developer. Availability : IT support jobs typically work a standard 8-hour workday. Freelancers can work on your project whenever you need them. Control over earnings: You can set your own rates and payment schedules, i.e. They charge the rates you choose. Cons Reliability problems: due to personal circumstances (p.(e.g. illness) or irresponsibility can cause a freelancer to withdraw from their project, and there are few, if any, ways around this. Security: You must know that sensitive data and valuable project information you entrust to a freelancer cannot be protected as effectively as when working with in-house teams. Language barriers: When freelancers need better English skills, communicating with them can be problematic. Cultural differences can lead to misunderstandings in the future. Quality assurance issues: If you're not a programmer, there are fewer ways to ensure a freelancer does good work. Stress: You're suddenly responsible for your brand's marketing, finances, and projects with little to no guidance from your colleagues or boss. This, coupled with the pressure of maintaining a complete client list, can cause stress. Lack of benefits: You don't pay any money if you don't work. In the world of freelancing, you don't get paid, so there are no paid vacation days or sick days. And you won't have employer-sponsored health insurance if that's important to you. In-house IT Support Jobs  Choose to work for an IT support company. You'll be able to specialise and focus on becoming a well-rounded IT support professional by becoming part of a larger team with specific people responsible for each role. When you do In-House IT Jobs , you and your team can move to different departments and constantly work on different projects. Pros  Stability: Instead of searching for clients and requesting new orders every month, you will perform specific tasks for a single company while enjoying the enviable job security that self-employed people cannot boast of. Benefits: As an internal employee, you receive paid vacation days, sick days, maternity/paternity leave, and any other benefits the company offers its employees, such as B. health insurance. Efficient crisis management: It is easier to mobilise an internal team to deal with emergencies than independent employees spread across the world. Homogenous working: In-house IT Jobs are likely to have the same cultural background, minimising the risk of conflicts and misunderstandings within the team. Scheduled pay: You will receive a salary, which means you can have peace of mind knowing you will receive the same monthly salary and will not have to work weekends or nights. Cons  Communication: Project and account management must be high to ensure effective team communication of ideas and tasks. Recruitment is very time-consuming and resource-consuming. You have to find someone who can take your job and give them a workplace along with equipment for work. 8-hour workday: Any emergency can wait until the next business day. If it happens before the weekend, it's even worse for you. Report to someone else: You will need to report to another person or people, which can be a big adjustment if you have previously worked independently. Additional tasks: Even if you have been hired to perform a specific role, such as IT support jobs, you may be asked to perform additional duties that go beyond your job description and skills. Gone are the days of working on the beach during the week and having lunch with your parents. In-house IT jobs mean you'll be expected to keep consistent hours and be available, even when working
Data analysts are responsible for collecting, analysing and interpreting huge sets of data. They use various instruments and approaches to identify tendencies or patterns in data so that they can help organisations make better-informed decisions. This is one of the much-coveted professions in many fields and nations. But how much does a data scientist earn in the world? Let’s examine average salary information about data analysts from labour statistics to see how much they make. Although salary reports for data analysts differ, they suggest which professions pay the most and are in high demand.   One of the things that you need to consider if at all plan it become a data scientist for life is salary. Still, actual pay can vary depending on factors such as industry sectors, the size of an organisation and his/her experience level. In this scenario, we review how much data scientists can earn based on several metrics.   Average Salaries for a Data Analyst An entry-level position for a data Analyst in the UK is around £28,750 on average. First roles for data analyst graduates average £29,00 Meanwhile, first-level postgraduate jobs with a starting salary without the grade evolves around to be about of£24. # The sector is growing rapidly, and data analysts are in high demand. After several years, the trend in compensating analysts working for a big company would be about £35,000.   After several years of experience, an average data analyst will receive about £ 60,000 as a salary, similar to that received by a field consultant. If you are not living in London, the company location will greatly influence your salary, even if working remotely is out of the question. Data analysts in the south of England enjoy better salaries compared to other places around the world. Larger cities tend to pay out larger salaries in the UK, but it is also likely that their cost of living will be higher than, say, rural areas. You have to calculate whether your current lifestyle can be supported by the salary insights provided by the company.   Data Analyst Salaries by Experience Some of the most crucial factors determining salary scales are experience levels. As a rule, the longer you work as a data scientist, the more chances you have to be promoted to management positions. One of the main advantages of advancing to a higher place within an organisation is receiving a high salary. According to Glassdoor, the average data senior analyst salary is £47,761. That usually takes two to four years before reaching the next level. Accept the offer of a managerial position, and you can achieve more. According to sources at Glassdoor, Chief Data Officers in the UK earn around £ 102,873.    Data Analyst Salaries by Industry Data analytics is used in almost every industry to make better business decisions. The industry you are working in can affect your salary. The industries with the highest demand for data scientists are typically also those that pay, on average, one of the top incomes. Currently, with your recruitment of data scientists, business analytics, finance, sharing economy services, health care, and entertainment are the number one growing category. These industries’ jobs make up part of the 86,000 open data science vacancies found around the world.   Data Analyst Salaries by Location As a data analyst, where you live can also greatly influence how much money you can make. Data scientists usually ask for higher salaries in larger cities like London, Manchester or Edinburgh. This also usually means higher maintenance costs. The three cities are among the eleven most expensive places in the UK. However, the workforce of an increasing number of companies is more than just scattered through different locations in one place. Still, globally (including remote workers), it becomes common for companies to award location-based compensation – payment based on whereabouts and not necessarily performance.   According to Glassdoor, here are the average salaries for data analyst jobs UK in the following major cities:   London: £42,898 Manchester: £34,402 Liverpool: £32,499 Glasgow: £33,162  Edinburgh: £37,258 Birmingham: £34,593   What Do Data Analysts Do? Every company generates a lot of data, representing a potential wealth of information, and needs data analysts to help them discover it. For example, determine the best-selling product lines by location or monitor customer activity trends by day and time. Data scientists are technical workers who use a combination of analytical skills, knowledge of programming and machine learning languages, and business understanding to perform statistical analysis on large amounts of data and draw actionable conclusions. Data analyst jobs UK can span a variety of specialities and industries. Collecting and processing data is only a small part of the work.   Types of Data Analysts Data Analysts may sometimes specialise in an industry or field. With training to become a data analyst, you can choose from the following careers: Media Planner, Data Modeller, Business Analyst, HR Analyst and Financial Data analyst. So, when starting your career don’t be stressed that you should look for your niche from the start. One can take his or her career as a data scientist to the next level in various ways. For instance, interning as a data analyst to get an entry-level job. In this program, you will learn the basics of data analysis to find out those disciplines that interest you as far more. You will work on a data team with help from your manager, trainer and the Multiverse community.   How to Get a Data Analyst Job in the UK You don't need a degree to get data analyst jobs UK . Consider training if you are a graduate or graduate looking to pursue a career in this field. A full-time salary of up to £25,000 is paid with an apprenticeship. Moreover, you earn recognised degrees by the states free of charge. Aspiring Data Scientists would find Data Fellowship ideal. Get to know the basics of a database, work on your technical skills and get some hands-on experience. Then, you can opt for the Advanced Data Fellowship program to develop your skills and proficiency in data science further.    Conclusion In today’s world of data, the jobs in data science promise great career advancement and monetary value for those in search of a lucrative career. We have found that data scientist salaries depend on the location, level of experience, the industry, and the skills involved. Entry-level data scientist jobs can start off at $50,000 and go as high as $130,000 for an executive. Equipped with the right skills and strategy, nothing will hinder one's six-figure salary insights as a data analyst. Data science as a career promises well-paying job opportunities and stability in the digital market for driven experts. Start investing in your data skills today and get a great job tomorrow. The professional rewards will be enough to make this effort worthwhile.