Although companies everywhere are figuring out the best way to re-open offices, many technologist jobs will remain full-time remote for the foreseeable future. The pandemic taught many companies that they don’t necessarily need all their talent in the office—or that offices are necessary at all, in some cases. Remote work also allows companies to access talent pools in far-off locations.
As part of its monthly technologist employment breakdown, CompTIA turned to Burning Glass (which Dice also uses) in order to generate a list of the top tech positions and top states for remote/work-from-home job postings. Burning Glass collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country, making it a great resource for this kind of work. Here’s the breakdown of occupations:
As you can see, it’s a pretty diverse set of jobs. The rise of cloud applications and faster web connections means that most technologists can do their job on a laptop in their home office.
In what should come as little surprise, the nation’s largest states are also posting the most remote/WFH technologist job postings. It’s funny how that works out. Nonetheless, it’s heartening to see that demand for remote workers isn’t restricted to a few states; no matter where you live, chances are good that you’ll have the opportunity to keep working without needing to ever leave the house.
But not everyone wants to work remotely. Dice’s 2021 Technologist Sentiment Report shows that technologists have been remarkably consistent in their desire for either permanent remote work or a “hybrid” setup—but that desire for the latter, which involves coming into the office for a few days per week, narrowly wins out over all-remote.
According to the report, more than a quarter of technologists (26 percent) also believe they’ll be allowed to work remotely full-time (i.e., five days per week) once COVID-19 restrictions permanently lift. If that holds true, remote work could become a very common element within many companies.