Biggest Industries for Developers 2022

Looking for a new role in 2022?

At Nixor we have you covered. Here we will run down the key sectors that have significant growth in job openings for developers to help you find your ideal position this year. Firstly, there is an immense investment into the development of 5G and other general interconnectivity infrastructure and thus there will inevitably be an increase in job openings within the industry going forward. 5G technology is still in its infancy and with dependence on web infrastructure accelerating, developers are needed to actualise this new wave of connectivity.  As per Cisco's Visual Networking Index forecast update for 2018, there will be 1.4 billion more people using the internet by 2022, compared with 3.4 billion users in 2017. Thus there is much work to be done!

New roles in automation

Next up, the growth of automation will create employment opportunities to build out artificial intelligence and big data analytics tools. Entire industries will become increasingly automated and this will only be accelerated with the fleshing out of 5G infrastructure and the interconnectivity that comes with it. Cloud computing is also an important area of development that is sure to create a plethora of job openings. Businesses will increasingly rely on cloud storage for their workload and will need to innovate to adapt. Cloud services will be increasingly prominent and therefore developers will be needed in this space.


Another exciting industry that will be hiring this year is blockchain. The recent capital influx and surge in interest regarding Web3 technologies such as NFTs means an increase in demand for blockchain devs, with some major businesses building out dedicated teams focusing on such tech. Businesses are also becoming increasingly focused on metaverse type developments, such as VR and AR and thus we can expect growth of such employment opportunities here. Developers are rather sought after professionals and as our dependence on technology continues to increase there will be an increasing amount of job openings within the space.