Dice Q1 Tech Job Report Shows Encouraging Growth in Tech Hiring with a 28% Increase in Job Postings
CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech hiring surged in the first quarter, as optimism for a swift economic recovery drove tech job postings up 28% nationwide, according to the Q1 2021 Tech Job Report from Dice, a DHI Group, Inc. brand (NYSE: DHX). The strong quarter caps off four solid months of growth in tech job postings, presenting encouraging news for skilled technologists and a promising outlook for the tech hiring landscape.
"Tech hiring was at near record levels prior to the pandemic, and the data in our Q1 Tech Job Report shows that the demand for skilled technology talent is ramping up considerably. We saw open tech positions surpass 307,000 in March, and in the first quarter of this year, 60% of employers created more job postings than in Q1 2020," said Art Zeile, CEO of Dice, a DHI Group brand. "The continuous surge in tech job postings, combined with the low tech unemployment rate, offers a positive growth outlook for technologist hiring and for the landscape as a whole for the remainder of 2021."
Based on an analysis of more than two million job postings, the fifth edition of the Dice Tech Job Report offers data and insights on the state of tech hiring during the first quarter of 2021, delving into key tech job posting trends for cities, states, employers, occupations and skills. The first quarter report includes both year-over-year (YoY) comparisons and a focus on the areas demonstrating significant growth between February and March 2021.
Emerging Tech Hubs Continue to Drive Tech Job Growth
For the first quarter as a whole, California topped the list with 146,000 job postings, with the cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose showing the most hiring activity by job posting volume.
This edition of the report includes Dice's first Tech Hub Highlight, a new call-out section showcasing one tech hub per quarter. The first quarter highlight focuses on Seattle, offering details on hiring trends in the city, as well as cost of living, universities and a neighborhood spotlight. Seattle made a significant leap in tech hiring during the quarter, improving its rank by seven places as Seattle's Q1 hiring was led by Amazon, Facebook, Salesforce, Deloitte and Accenture.
Product Manager Job Postings Surge; Machine Learning Becoming Mainstream
Two skills that could cumulatively mean the difference between success and failure for many teams that were once highly specialized, have become more mainstream by rising to the top 50 skills – machine learning (ranked 37th, up by 44) and Kubernetes (ranked 31st, up by 36).
Also crucial to company success, skills like DevOps and Microsoft Azure have remained in-demand:
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About DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) is a provider of software products, online tools and services to deliver career marketplaces to candidates and employers globally. DHI's three brands — Dice, ClearanceJobs and eFinancialCareers — enable recruiters and hiring managers to efficiently search, match and connect with highly skilled technologists in specialized fields, particularly technology, those with active government security clearances and in financial services. Professionals find ideal employment opportunities, relevant job advice and personalized data to best manage their whole technologist life. For 30 years, we have leveraged the latest technology to foster career connections in multiple markets including North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. Find out more at www.dhigroupinc.com.
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