Offers galore in the digital professions
As of January 1, 2023, the GEN lists more than 83,000 digital-related job offers and only 13,999 training courses, i.e. a tension index of around 1.19. This index actually indicates the relationship between the estimated need based on the number of published job offers and the training capacity in terms of the number of courses available.
“A positive tension index indicates that there are a lot of job offers relative to the number of training courses available: when the tension index is greater than 0, the profession is then considered to be “in tension”, indicates Samia Ghozlane, Director General of the Grande École du Numérique.
Two factors explain this tension in these professions.
- First, the forced march of the digital transformation of the economy.
- And obviously a very high turnover – around 25% to 30% per year – in these businesses.
The number of job offers mentioned must still be weighted by the fact that behind each advertisement is not necessarily a real job. Many companies distribute offers to maintain their employer brand but also to show the competition that they remain active.
“To address this bias, we are going to look at Urssaf level to retrieve data to characterize effective recruitment,” she adds. Be that as it may, some digital professions are really in tension. If you have these highly sought-after skills, now is probably the time to make yourself known to land golden jobs.
IoT, robotics: the ultimate shortage
With a tension index of 2.12, this is the job for which employers cannot find anyone. “The IoT brings together a lot of trades, including software development, mobile development, embedded development, server management and we can even go as far as robotics and electronics. explains Thomas Baverel, CEO of recruitment firm Silkhom in the GEN report. He adds: “It is very difficult to make the distinction between the IoT developer and the IoT engineer”.
So why is it stuck? “There are only 235 training courses in the IoT while the needs are set to increase sharply. In particular for the deployment of 5G, whose coverage objectives should be reached in France in 2030, and which will facilitate the simultaneous operation of a much larger number of connected objects”, underlines Marie-Pierre Lartigue, director of operations networks & territories of the Grande École du Numérique
Product manager, the conductor that everyone wants
The need for product manager and product owner positions, who are also agile project managers, is also very strong, despite a relatively small number of training courses (366). Hence a tension index of 1.85. “Companies that develop tech products need profiles who master project management, who know the company’s business processes perfectly and who are able to provide the interface between developers and users”, specifies she.
Development, testing and Ops, a need for experts or experienced profiles
In the GEN report, Alain Assouline, president of WebForce 3 and Frédéric Bardeau, president and co-founder of the Simplon school, make a common observation: “a few years ago there were a lot of requests for the title of skill “web and mobile developer”, level bac + 2. Today, companies prefer the “application developer”, level bac + 3”.
An analysis shared by Ludovic Bertrand, Director of the Carif-Oref Network: “We note in our recruitment analyzes that companies recruit more trained and experienced profiles than a few years ago. “. Conclusion, there are not that many job opportunities for newcomers to development professions.
Another trend:a proliferation of offers for specialized no-code profiles that mainly come from start-ups or scale-ups who want to create and test internal tools or new services more quickly, no-code agencies or ETIs/SMEs who have built their site, their app, or part of their internal infrastructure in no code, and who have need resources to maintain and update them. “Bubble developer”, “no-code operator”, “no-code product builder”, “automation manager”… a variety of job titles show that the market is in the process of being structured.
“Two business profiles clearly stand out: application developers and those who specialize in “no-code ops”. I would estimate the unfilled offers to date at a few hundred, and I am convinced that there will be several thousand at the start of 2024”, analyzes Erwan Kezzar, president of NoCode for Good. However, it is impossible to do everything in no-code, the code still has a long time ahead of it: “Code + no-code can give a very efficient, fast and powerful combination. he concludes.
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