Which industries posted the most openings for technologists in February?
According to the latest breakdown of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data by CompTIA, demand for technologists was highest in professional, scientific, and technical services. Finance and insurance come second, followed by manufacturing and information. Here is the full table:
What types of technologists do these industries want? Software Developers/Engineers saw the most job openings last month (113,203, up 19,719 from January), followed by IT Support Specialists (24,687, up 305 compared to January), IT project managers (23,621 ads, up 2,608 compared to January), network engineers. /architect (20,208 views, up 3,863 from January) and systems engineer/architect (19,149 views, up 4,250 from January).
CompTIA’s findings are supported by other data sets. A recent Dice analysis of data from Emsi Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings across the country, found that the Software Developer/Engineer role was the role with the most job postings. employment in the last 60 days, followed by project manager, network engineer/architect, systems engineer and program manager.
Based on these datasets, it’s clear that companies need a range of technologists who can do everything from building applications to maintaining internal technology stacks. If you are currently in the job market, keep in mind that most interviewers will likely ask you technical and/or coding questions of some kind; you can prepare via sites such as LeetCode, HackerRank and Codecademy, which will allow you to assess your skills and get an idea of the questions the interviewers will ask. “Soft skills” such as empathy and communication are also essential, as technologists need to communicate frequently with their organization’s stakeholders, including those who may not know about ongoing technology issues.