Technology Salary Data and Hiring Trends
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Technology positions in high demand
Even in today’s business environment, many companies are hiring for roles that were in demand prior to the pandemic. Here are some of the hottest jobs in tech:
- AI and/or machine learning specialists
- Business intelligence analysts
- Cloud architects
- Cybersecurity and data privacy experts
- Data analytics and reporting professionals
- Data scientists
- Developers (database, full-stack, web, software, mobile)
- Engineers (cloud, data, DevOps, network security, software)
- Help desk and user support professionals
- IT administrators (database, network, systems)
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In-demand skills and expertise
With the shift to remote work, an increased reliance on online retail and other recent changes, competition is high for developer, help desk, security and DevOps expertise. Companies are also looking for skilled professionals in emerging areas such as virtual and augmented reality.
Employers are seeking professionals with these in-demand skills and expertise:
- Agile and Scrum
- Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google)
- ReactJS and React Native
Technology hiring hotbeds
Remote workforce technologies, digital transformation and data are driving the demand for skilled IT professionals, making these sectors ripe for new jobs:
Technology — E-commerce businesses and companies with remote-workforce products and services continue to recruit IT talent.
Healthcare — Growing areas include telemedicine, diagnostic accuracy and quality of care. AI, cloud computing and data experts are in demand.
Financial services — Traditional financial institutions need professionals with skills in emerging areas like AI to compete with fintech companies.
Government — Federal, state and local government services need IT professionals to help streamline operations, upgrade outdated infrastructure and manage digital transformation efforts.