Need for In-Demand Tech Skills Continues to Grow

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2016-04-07 Email

The number of U.S. technology jobs continues to soar, according to a recent research report from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). In ranking specific IT employment categories, applications software developers command the top spot, followed by computer user support specialists. There is also high demand for computer systems analysts and systems software developers. CompTIA expects the push to hire—especially for software specialists—to continue well into 2016 and beyond, fueled by continued (even relentless?) interest among companies in cloud computing, the Internet of things (IoT), social tech, big data and mobility. "While the degree of cloud adoption is often viewed as a key indicator of digital business sophistication, there is much more to the transformation story," according to the report. "Many organizations now recognize that building digital workflows requires attention to every layer of the software stack. From integration and custom development to APIs and emerging software-defined hardware solutions, organizations will be forced to rethink their approaches to software." The research covers tech industry-specific employment data, and we've included some of those findings here. The report is based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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