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Although more companies are resisting the idea of remote work, there are plenty of opportunities out there for tech professionals who want to work full-time from the comfort of their home desks. But which tech roles offer the most remote jobs?

According to CompTIA’s latest Jobs Report, software developers, project managers, data analysts, and those specializing in emerging tech have a wide variety of remote jobs to choose from. There’s also a significant number of remote jobs for systems analysts, data scientists, IT support specialists, and cybersecurity analysts and engineers. Check out the full chart:

During the pandemic, many companies suggested that remote work was the way of the future, and either closed down their existing office space or reconfigured it for workers who would only swing through occasionally. However, executives at some of the nation’s biggest tech companies now fear that remote work is eroding team solidarity and company culture: for example, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff have cited the benefits of in-person collaboration as justification for ordering employees back to the office for at least a few days per week. 

In a recent interview with CNBC, Tesla CEO Elon Musk framed remote work as “morally wrong,” adding: “I’m a big believer that people need to be more productive when they’re in person.” 

While big tech companies don’t represent that totality of the tech industry, what happens within those giants tends to trickle down to small and midsize companies; it’s likely we could see more organizations demand their employees return to their office desks for at least two or three days per week. Fortunately, many employees like the idea of returning to the office part time: last year’s edition of Stack Overflow’s annual Developer Salary, for instance, found that 42 percent of developers had a hybrid work setup.

Many tech professionals also feel empowered to quit if their employer forces them back to the office on a full-time basis: some 42 percent of respondents to a Dice poll said they’d resign if issued a return-to-office mandate. Although the overall number of remote tech jobs seems to have dipped last month, tech professionals’ preferences for at least some remote work could continue to dictate most companies’ policies for quite some time to come.