Tech Job Growth Continues to Climb

Employment in the United States technology sector continues to grow at historic rates, according to a recent CompTIA report, which tracks job postings and hiring activity by location, employer demand for emerging tech skills, and more. In this article, we’ll look at a few highlights of the report in order to better understand the current tech job outlook. 

Overall, the latest report indicates a strong increase in job postings from January to March 2022, as shown in the accompanying image from CompTIA.

During that period, job posting activity was highest for the following job titles:

  • Software Developer / Engineer 
  • IT Support Specialist 
  • IT Project Manager 
  • Systems Engineer / Architect 
  • Network Engineer / Architect 

The top tech positions for remote/WFH job postings were: 

  • Software Developer / Engineer 
  • IT Support Specialist 
  • Network Engineer / Architect 
  • IT Project Manager 
  • Web Developer 

According to a CompTIA article examining job opportunities, most new tech jobs occur in the following industries:

  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance and insurance
  • Information
  • Retail

The following U.S. metro areas showed the biggest increase in job postings:

  • New York City
  • Chicago
  • Atlanta 
  • Philadelphia 
  • Charlotte
  • Miami
  • St. Louis

CompTIA’s report coincides with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation monthly labor report, which also measured notable gains in the professional and business services sector (including tech).

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