Trouble Finding Your Next Tech Career Move? TeamSoft Can Help!
Job search times in the tech industry were among the longest in 2020. According to a survey conducted by the global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., the average time for job seekers to find a new position was 3.05 months, up from 2.7 months in 2019 and 2.9 months in 2018. The average was the highest since 2016 when job seekers averaged 3.13 months to land a new job. Fortunately, we can shorten the time it takes to find the role you want!
Find out how the tech industry was impacted by the pandemic and how TeamSoft can find you a new position.
Tech Jobs Took a Hit in 2020
According to ZipRecruiter, the U.S. tech industry posted the third-largest decrease in job postings among all sectors in 2020. The average number of tech job openings fell from just over 1 million in February to 497,225 in June, then rose to 793,852 in November. Although the closing of brick-and-mortar industries caused an increase in internet use, since most tech professionals could work from home, job opportunities in the IT sector were significantly down. This may have been because many employees kept their jobs and were able to work from home, reducing their desire to find a new role, as many were doing before the pandemic. IT professionals may have wanted to avoid the difficulty of remote onboarding
Remote Work Created a Demand for Network Engineers
According to Dice’s most recent Tech Job Report, the rise of remote work caused increased demand for network engineers, a role ranked third for tech job postings in the third quarter of 2020. Network and system engineers were needed to build, maintain, and secure the broadly dispersed networks of employees. Because these innovative tech professionals figured out how to build the necessary infrastructure, the nature of work will look fundamentally different in the coming years.
Tech Hiring Is Expected To Surge in 2021
According to Microsoft, the number of tech-oriented jobs is expected to increase from 41 million in 2020 to 190 million in 2025. The bullish outlook is partly due to the COVID-19 vaccine and the savings individuals and companies gained through remote work. Many employees are planning to spend some of their savings on electronics. Employers moved their headquarters to lower-cost areas or took action to make remote work permanent, reducing or eliminating real estate costs. Because of these freed-up funds, they have more resources to hire remote employees and expand their business. The growing number of startups focused on technological innovation increases the demand for tech professionals as well.
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