As a business owner, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve to future-proof your business and drive it to success.

The world is becoming more technology driven and we know it’s easy to get stuck behind. You can take your business to the next level and stay ahead of your competition by utilising these tech skills.

The top 4 skills important to the future growth of a company:

Development (Programming)

71% of businesses believe developers will be key to their growth over the next 3 years. However, 50% of businesses questioned stated they struggled with recruiting for development roles over any other role.


DevOps combines the development and operations team, some of their responsibilities include automating software builds and tests and configuring and maintaining CI/CD pipelines.

Data Analysis

Data Analysts support businesses by collecting and visualising data which can led to better decision making and in-depth business planning.

Business Analysis

Business Analysts can support your company by identifying problems using data and finding areas in the business to drive growth and opportunities.

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As much as these skills will benefit your business, there are other key areas which employees want to be able to develop moving forward. 

Key areas for employee development:

Leadership and Management

This is the most highly requested skill that employees want to develop in their workplace

AI and Machine Learning

As the world becomes more tech driven, employees want to remain innovative in the industry. Key areas for development include increasing knowledge of latest advancements, in particular AI and Machine Learning.


Employees want to develop their strategy skills to ensure better long-term planning and target-hitting which will support the overall growth of a business.

If you’re looking for the next top tech talent to drive your business forward, get in touch with us today!

We can support your hiring process and put your stresses at ease. Our Partnership Programme can help you save on hiring costs enabling your business to grow sustainably.

(Data from Manchester Digital Skills Audit 2023)

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