The most in-demand RPA and IA skills for 2022

The RPA and IA markets are growing at a rapid pace, and the demand for experts is quickly growing with it. This is making it an increasingly competitive landscape to operate in – and employers will no doubt need to work harder than ever before to attract top talent. 

Of course, on the flip side, this is great news for candidates looking to break into or level up in the industry. Let’s take a look at some of the most in-demand skills for 2022 and what you can (and should!) do to stand out from the crowd. 

What are employers looking for?

As the RPA market matures and IA increases in both popularity and importance, the demand for workforce skills is quickly changing. In addition to the usual need for developers, we’re seeing a growing appetite for business analysts, architects, chatbot developers, and testers who can master remote or hybrid projects. 

When it comes to higher-ranking positions, a recent Indeed survey found that there’s been a 160% increase in the demand for senior technical director positions since January 2020. This presents massive opportunities for experienced professionals looking to advance their careers in 2022. 

As you’d expect, more and more people are exploring the potential of automation. This caused the interest in tech jobs to grow by around 35% in just 12 months. As technology evolves, training, upskilling and education will continue to be key to standing out in the sector. 

How to stand out as a candidate 

If you’re a candidate looking to break into the space or an expert looking to level up in the market, finding a niche is absolutely essential. Market-leading technology companies including Celonis provide widely recognised courses and certifications that would attract top employers. 

That being said, you’ll need to do more than a course on the basics of automation if you want to shine in the industry and ultimately succeed in your career. We recommend gaining real-world experience, deepening your understanding of automation, and keeping up to date with the latest RPA and IA technologies and trends. Of course, this is easier said than done. That is, unless you partner with us… 

Need help breaking into the industry? 

Are you looking to break into the RPA and IA industry? Perhaps you’re looking for that next step up in your career? We’ve got you covered! At Edge Tech, we’ve been recruiting into the space for over a decade and we have a strong network of businesses seeking top talent. We’ll guide you through every step of the interview process and ensure you land your dream job. 

Interested in learning more? Get in touch with us on 01908 382 398 or email to see how we can support you.

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