If you’re a technologist who wants to work remotely on a full-time basis, the latest data from nonprofit association CompTIA contains some good news: Last month, companies posted thousands of remote-only tech jobs.
For its data, CompTIA utilizes Emsi Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country. Comparing the data month-over-month, it’s also clear that some roles saw a decline in the number of remote jobs available. Is that just a temporary fluctuation, or are more companies withdrawing all-remote roles as offices re-open? That’s a huge question, and it may take a few more months of data to answer it sufficiently.
In the meantime, here’s the chart breaking down some of the top remote roles (along with that month-over-month comparison):
As companies everywhere figure out how to re-open, managers and executives must keep in mind that technologists have grown to greatly prefer remote and hybrid work over coming into the office five days per week. According to Dice’s 2021 Technologist Sentiment Report, most technologists want to work remotely 2-4 days per week—and roughly a quarter (26 percent) are under the impression that they’ll be able to work remotely full-time once COVID-19 restrictions permanently lift.
In fact, if many workers don’t receive some flexibility with regard to remote and hybrid work, they’re likely to quit.According to a July paper by researchers Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, and Steven J. Davis, roughly 40 percent of those Americans “who currently work from home at least one day a week” would leave their current employment if their bosses made them return to the office full-time. “Our survey-based evidence also suggests that high rates of quits and job openings in recent months partly reflect a re-sorting of workers with respect to a newly salient job attribute—namely, the scope for remote work,” the paper stated.
Fortunately, it seems that many employers are focused on drawing in technologists on a remote-only basis. All-remote work is potentially good for companies, which can cast a wider net for talent. It’s also great for technologists, who can hopefully use it to achieve superior work-life balance.