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Tech unemployment remains low. But which sectors are hiring technology professionals, and what specializations are they hiring for?

CompTIA’s monthly Jobs Report, which is based off data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), gives us some crucial insight into tech hiring patterns. As you can see from the following breakdown, software services (and system design) and certain kinds of hardware manufacturing remain the two biggest tech-sector hirers, by volume:

Other sectors, including telecommunications and cloud infrastructure, are no slouches when it comes to total volume of hiring. Across the economy, organizations have engaged in extensive plans for digital transformation, which require tech professionals skilled in everything from building out cloud services to upgrading specialized hardware components.

At the same time, the burgeoning market for A.I. and machine learning has supercharged the semiconductor market, driving specialized hiring. Although many of the biggest companies in tech started off the year by unleashing massive layoffs, the tech industry as a whole keeps rolling forward.

Meanwhile, software developers and engineers held the top position among tech jobs with the most posting activity, followed by project managers, data analysts, IT support specialists, systems analysts and engineers, and data scientists. Again, this suggests that tech hiring remains broad-based throughout the economy, with robust hiring for multiple kinds of roles:

If you’re currently on the job hunt, keep in mind that, while employers are hungry for all kinds of technology professionals, they need job candidates whose skills are up-to-date. If you’re a developer or engineer headed into an interview, it never hurts to give your technical skills a polish; sites such as Leetcode will give you an idea of the questions that interviewers might ask.

And if you’re a new grad who’s just dipping a toe into the tech job market, make sure to close any skills gaps through self-directed learning. If you’re worried about the amount of experience you can list on a resume, remember you can always use personal projects and classwork (such as an app or game you built for fun) to demonstrate that you have the skills necessary for the job.