Occupation Trends

It’s a good time to be an analyst or an engineer (frankly, it’s always a good time to be an analyst or an engineer). Whatever the industry, and no matter how dynamic the market, organizations need software, data, DevOps engineers and data and business analysts if they want to build and maintain systems while mining their databases and industry data for crucial insights. These jobs dominated 2022 in terms of job posting volume, with no signs of a slowdown in demand.

Postings for several other tech positions are on the rise, including backend software engineers (up 337% YoY), master data engineers (up 305%), directors of software engineering (up 268%) and data science managers (up 202%). While gross demand for these roles is relatively small, companies realize they need technologists with superior management skills and infrastructure knowledge if they want to keep growing in a complex environment.

Top 50 Tech Occupations by Job Posting Volume

Increase from 1H 2021 to 1H 2022

Top 15 Tech Occupations by Job Posting Growth

Increase from 1H 2021 to 1H 2022

Only Occupations in Top 100 by posting volume considered

Companies also have an unending appetite for technologists who have mastered the intricacies of storing, moving and analyzing data. Data analysts and engineers are among the positions with the highest job posting volume; meanwhile, master data engineers and data science managers are two of the fastest-growing occupations. These jobs are complex and require a deep understanding of the tools and platforms that companies use to build and maintain their databases; they also necessitate quite a bit of intuition and creativity, especially when it comes to analyzing messy datasets and coming to accurate conclusions.

New Tech Job Postings for the Top 15 Occupations – Last 18 Months

Business Analyst

Data Scientist

Full Stack Developer

Network Engineer

Software Engineer

Data Analyst

DevOps Engineer

Full Stack Software Engineer

Principal Software Engineer

Systems Administrator

Data Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Java Developer

Software Developer

Systems Engineer

Business Analyst

Data Analyst

Data Engineer

Data Scientist

DevOps Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Software Engineer

Java Developer

Network Engineer

Principal Software Engineer

Software Developer

Software Engineer

Systems Administrator

Systems Engineer

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