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November jobs data offered an unexpected twist: the tech unemployment rate fell to 2 percent, down from 2.2 percent in October. That’s despite some scary headlines about a possible recession, as well as reports of the tech giants (including Meta, Amazon and Twitter) laying off thousands of workers. But which tech sectors are hiring technology professionals? And what kinds of tech jobs are popular at the moment?

As it does every month, CompTIA analyzed the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for an answer. Here’s the breakdown of tech job posting activity between October and November; as you can see, while all these jobs faced month-over-month declines, they enjoyed a significant number of postings:

Anyone who’s read CompTIA’s monthly reports for any length of time has no doubt noticed that the occupations rarely change from month to month: there’s a perpetual need for software developers, systems and network engineers, managers, and IT support specialists. While the month-over-month declines in total job postings suggest that some organizations are indeed cutting back on hiring in the face of economic uncertainty, it’s also clear from the overall tech unemployment rate that employers need talent to grow and maintain their increasingly complex tech stacks.

With the exception of telecommunications (which saw a slight decline in total job postings between November and October), many tech sectors enjoyed a month-over-month jump in job postings, especially IT and custom software services. Take a look at the chart:

What does this mean for technology professionals hunting for a job? If you have the right mix of skills and experience, positions are open for you—especially in highly specialized industries such as data processing and tech manufacturing.