Fintech, Airlines, Tech Industries Lead Current Tech Hiring Trend

Which big employers are hiring the most technologists? As we’ll break down, it’s a diverse list of companies—which is good news for those in tech with a variety of specialties and interests.

For the data, we turn (as we so often do) to Emsi Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country. Here’s the breakdown from the past 30 days; companies topping the list include Boeing, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Dell (if you ever wanted to work in aircraft, consulting, or the enterprise cloud, hiring opportunities evidently abound):

As we’ve pointed out over the past two months, Boeing is on a bit of a hiring binge in 2022. The big question is why. The company is working on a new passenger jet (the 777X) that’s experienced some delays, and there have been reports of production issues and slow aircraft deliveries, all of which could spike the need for technologists to help move past the short- and long-term bottlenecks.  

Financial behemoths are also hungering for technologists: Fidelity, for example, recently announced that technologists would constitute 14 percent of its 12,000 upcoming hires, and that it was particularly interested in candidates skilled in cryptocurrency, digital trading platforms, and other technologies. Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citi are also engaged in heavy hiring; the finance industry not only needs technologists who can build apps, analyze data for insights, and manage sprawling databases, but also help pioneer new lines of business such as cryptocurrency trading.

Tech companies also continue to hire technologists in droves, including Dell, Amazon, Facebook/Meta, and Google. Although many of these companies are facing economic headwinds due to inflation, supply-chain bottlenecks, and tumbling ad revenues, they still need all kinds of specialists who can help them build the future while maintaining their current tech stacks.