October 4, 2021

New Study Found A Boom In Tech Employment Opportunities During The Pandemic

A report conducted by Dice, a tech career-building company, found a 16 percent increase in job postings in this year’s second quarter.

The company analyzed more than one million tech job postings between April and June 2021 and compared that analysis to the same data collected from January through March 2021.

Burning Glass Technologies provided all of the data for Dice to analyze. 

The study also found tech job posting growth across locations, occupations, skills, and employers in the U.S. from Q1 to Q2.

According to PR News, emerging tech hubs like Las Vegas, Sacramento, and Nashville saw the most substantial growth, and job postings from the top 50 tech employers remained high.

 Dice CEO Art Zeile said: “We are in one of the hottest tech job markets since the dot-com era, as evidenced by the upward trend in tech job postings since November 2020.

“What’s most encouraging to me is the sweeping growth we experienced in the second quarter regardless of location, desired occupation, or skillset,” he added.

New York’s volume increased by 21 percent during the quarter-over-quarter, Atlanta increased by 18 percent, and Chicago rose by 11 percent.

A total of 48 out of 50 top cities saw a job posting growth, with emerging tech hubs outperforming the OGs. The cities in this category are ranked by the number of tech job postings they have. 

Here are the top ten cities by job posting volume compared to Q1, with their percentage change:

  1. New York: 21 percent
  2. Atlanta: 18 percent 
  3. Chicago: 11 percent 
  4. San Francisco: 4 percent 
  5. Washington, D.C.: 18 percent 
  6. Austin, Texas: 25 percent 
  7. Seattle: no change 
  8. Dallas: 22 percent 
  9. Los Angeles: 7 percent 
  10. Boston: 25 percent

Here are the top ten cities by job posting growth:

  1. Las Vegas: 43 percent
  2. Sacramento: 36 percent
  3. Huntsville, Alabama: 35 percent
  4. Nashville: 32 percent
  5. Hartford, Connecticut: 31 percent 
  6. Miami: 30 percent
  7. Colorado Springs: 27 percent
  8. Phoenix: 26 percent 
  9. Austin: 25 percent
  10. Jersey City: 25 percent
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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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