Top 10 Tech Occupations with Remote and Work-From-Home Job Postings

Goodbye commute. Hello roll-out-of-bed-and-go-to-work.

Some technologists never want to go back to the office again. After 15 months of remote work, they’ve grown used to the home office and flexible schedules.

Fortunately, a new analysis suggests there are many tech roles with numerous remote/WFH job openings.

As part of its monthly technologist employment breakdown, CompTIA analyzed data from Burning Glass, a database of millions of job postings from across the country, to generate a list of the top tech positions and top states for remote/work-from-home job postings.

This data shows a wide variety of technologist roles have remote job openings. A decade ago, it might have been unthinkable for a job like database administrator or sysadmin to be all-remote; but with significant advances in cloud technology and broadband, along with highly specialized tools, it’s now possible for technologists to effectively administer their company’s tech stack from home.

Top 10 Work From Home Occupations August Job Postings

  • Web Developers 7,6817,681

  • Systems Engineers/Architects 6,2026,202

  • Systems Analysts 4,6984,698

  • Software Developers, Applications 28,64128,641

  • Network and Systems Administrators 3,6893,689

  • IT Support Specialists 8,5588,558

  • IT Project Managers 4,7414,741

  • Information Security Analysts 3,1123,112

  • Database Administrators 3,8913,891

  • Business Intelligence Analysts 4,3374,337

August Job order data from MATRIX internal database supports this data.

  • 2,031 open jobs

  • 500+ full stack, Java or similar open jobs

  • 20% of those are 100% remote roles (100+)

  • 400 total jobs allow for 100% remote

According to a July paper by researchers Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, and Steven J. Davis, 40 percent of workers said they’d leave their current employment if their bosses made them come back to the office full-time.

“Some employers are willing and able to accommodate those desires [for remote work], and some are not,” the paper added. “As a result, many workers are re-sorting across employers and into jobs that better suit their preferences over working arrangements. As that process plays out, it will push up quit rates. It will also drive high job opening rates, as employers contend with the need for a higher-than-normal pace of replacement hires.”

Source: Dice / CompTIA