As we head into the middle of summer, what are the most popular technologist jobs? New data makes it clear that software developers and engineers remain in strong demand, with other roles—including managers and analysts—also enjoying a good deal of employer attention.
That software developers and engineers continue to dominate the job listings should come as no surprise. After all, companies everywhere need technologists who can build and iterate on the apps, websites, and services they need to function. Beyond that, companies also want technologists who can guide projects, wrangle data, and set up tech stacks. Check out the full list from Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country:
With all that demand for software developers and engineers, those already in software-development roles are probably finding themselves under enormous pressure to deliver. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to squeeze additional productivity out of one’s day; according to HackerEarth’s 2021 Developer Survey, developers and engineers do their best to schedule as few meetings as possible. When they really need to lock down and produce code, they rely on everything from noise-canceling headphones to multiple monitors.
And while there are a lot of job postings out there for a variety of technologist positions and skill-sets, always keep in mind that many companies want technologists with highly specialized skills such as machine learning, A.I., and data analytics; that kind of knowledge will always boost your chances of getting hired.