Tech Jobs Show Significant Growth in Q2
The Dice Q2 Tech Job Report revealed that June job postings show significant growth compared to May amidst COVID-19.
Highlights from the report:
Between May and June, job postings for key tech occupations increased significantly; software developers increased by 25%, systems engineers increased 24%, and application developers increased by 31%
Job postings for Java developers climbed 14% year-over-year, computer programmers notched upward 7% and DevOps engineers rose 3%
Demand for data engineers and Salesforce CRM developers rose 5% and 10% YoY
DevOps (11%), Git (3%) and information security (2%) were prioritized by employers while many other skills dipped year-over-year
SQL has remained in strong demand throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and saw a 18% rise in job postings between May and June
Almost all tech hubs saw job postings increase between May and June, in many instances, helping blunt the impact of YoY declines; New York and San Francisco each dipped 32 percent YoY, but both rebounded strongly in June with month-over-month (MoM) increases of 26 percent and 42 percent, respectively
"Job postings for product management rose by 28% between May and June, followed by Java at 20%, which suggests that, with increasing confidence, employers will feel more optimistic to invest in new product development to differentiate and capitalize on the changing landscape," shared Michelle Marian, CMO of DHI Group, Inc., parent company of Dice.
There is still a long way to go to get back where job postings were in 2019, but this recent growth is promising.