Subdisciplines in technology: Finding the right career path for you

Alex Simmons our consultant managing the role

The UK tech industry demonstrated its resilience in 2022, reaching a combined market value of $1 trillion and is one of the fastest-growing fields in the world today. With so many subdisciplines to choose from, finding the right career path for you can seem daunting. However, understanding each subdiscipline and what they offer can give you the insights you need to make the right decision. 

At Marks Sattin, we have over 30 years of experience finding professionals their next exciting opportunity, and consulting with companies - from global organisations to growing SMEs. Whether you are interested in initial inception, system design and architecture, analysis, delivery and testing, post-implementation support or training, we have the tools to find a role for you at the right company. 

Cloud and Infrastructure 

Infrastructure and operations leaders predicted that by 2025, 50% of enterprises will develop skills for infrastructure automation across hybrid and multi-cloud platforms. Strong infrastructure networks give businesses the agility and flexibility needed in a post-pandemic world. Cloud and Infrastructure professionals are therefore essential components of any tech ecosystem. 

Working as a Cloud Architect, for example, you’ll deliver cloud-based services and solutions enabling businesses to adopt off-premises technologies. Technologies used in this sector include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

This subdiscipline requires strong analytical skills with a solution-oriented attitude so you are equipped to design and manage architectures as well as manage and modernize monitoring. With these skills, you’ll help build and give direction to cloud strategies. 

Software Development

Software Developers are responsible for designing, creating, testing, deploying, and maintaining computer programs and software applications. People in this discipline often specialise in different platforms such as desktops, mobile devices, and web browsers. 

Working in Software Development can be coding-heavy, so it requires a real passion in this area in order to excel in it. You’ll analyse user needs, fix bugs and other errors, and require a level of creativity to develop new and exciting features. Our software engineering and development team prides itself in its breadth of expertise in the field and would be happy to find you your next role. 

We have an extensive network of tech clients, and our team of experienced recruiters can help match you with an opportunity that aligns with your skills and experience. 

Information & Cybersecurity 

39% of UK businesses identified a cyber-attack in 2022 and more and more businesses are realising the importance of cybersecurity in protecting their data. 

Cyber threats are constantly changing and evolving and require professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest skills and technologies in order to maintain security. Working in cyber security, you’ll be at the forefront of change and protecting a business. 

You’ll develop security strategies and policies, provide internal security training for employees, and monitor network activity. Ideally, you'll have experience of developing and delivering information security standards, best practices, architecture, and systems to ensure information system security across enterprises. 

Finding your next role in tech should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience and we facilitate that at Marks Sattin. Regardless of what stage you are at in your career, whether you have previous experience or not - we will support you in finding the right career path. 

Technology Transformation

This subdiscipline focuses on understanding an organisation's current infrastructure and identifying and recommending new technologies to improve processes and ultimately help achieve wider business objectives. Typically, those working in technology transformation have experience shaping business strategy and delivering complex transformations of people, processes, and systems across a variety of sectors.

You’ll enjoy collaborating with people to equip yourself with the knowledge of how a business operates so you can make informed recommendations. A key attribute needed for this role is problem-solving skills as the role requires you to identify areas of improvement and find solutions for them. 

Our consultants have in-depth knowledge of trends, and packages, and can effectively consult on your career journey within technology transformation.

Data and Analytics

The world will produce slightly over 180 zettabytes of data by 2025. Big Data shows no signs of slowing down and has a multitude of practical applications across industries. 

Data and Analytics professionals analyse large data sets and build predictive models which help businesses to make data-driven decisions. Working within data and analytics, you’ll need to communicate complex data to various stakeholders in a simplified way. You may also need proven experience with data visualisation tools like Tableau or Power Bi, and perhaps coding languages like SQL. 

Find your next tech job with Marks Sattin 

As the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands' premier technology recruitment specialist, we have unparalleled access to a broad range of technology roles to fit your personality and skills. Our consultants have in-depth knowledge of trends, and packages, and can effectively consult on your career journey. 

Transform your tech career today, or read more of our technology articles to find out how we can support you on your journey. 

15/05/23
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