Over the past 15 months, technologists everywhere have proven they can do complicated, time-sensitive jobs from home. Now that companies are opening back up, many of these technologists are heading back to the office for at least a few days per week. However, companies are still interested in hiring technologists for full-time remote roles—but which roles?
For an answer, we can turn to Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country. Based on data from the past 90 days, here are the all-remote technology jobs most in-demand:
Thanks to increasingly sophisticated tools and cloud-based platforms, technologists can perform jobs from home that just a few years ago would have required their presence in an office. In fact, it’s getting increasingly difficult to think of a technology job that can’t be done remotely, with the exception of certain hardware-related occupations.
When applying for an all-remote job, it pays to keep certain things in mind. First, many managers still aren’t wholly convinced that remote employees can communicate and collaborate with the same effectiveness as their colleagues in the office; during the interview process, you’ll need to convince them that you’re more than capable of maintaining a tight feedback loop, and that you’ll respond quickly to any requests during working hours. Be prepared to talk up your teamwork and communication abilities.
During the application process, you can also use your work during the past 15 months to convince prospective employers that you have what it takes to do your job remotely. Highlight projects you successfully completed while working from home, along with those projects’ impact on the organization; cite challenges you overcame from a distance with creative solutions. If you can show that you’re incredibly effective while working remotely, you can unlock all kinds of opportunities.