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April 29, 2021

CompTIA jobs report shows continued demand for tech talent

CompTIA’s latest jobs report shows that employers in all sectors of the U.S. economy increased IT hires by approximately 50,000 positions.


Technology companies added 9,700 jobs, making March the strongest hiring month the country has experienced since August 2020.  


Tim Herbert, executive vice president for research and market intelligence at CompTIA, says the numbers confirm continued demand for tech talent.


“Technology underpins just about every business, across every industry sector, across every state, and we’re seeing that in the hiring data,” he said.


In addition, more than 307,000 job openings were posted by U.S. employers for technology-related positions, and the unemployment rate for IT occupations fell to 1.9%, the lowest rate since August 2019.


The jobs report showed strongest demand in professional, scientific and technical services, finance and insurance, manufacturing, information, and retail trade. Companies specifically are seeking software and application developers, IT support specialists, systems engineers and architects, systems analysts, and IT project managers.


The strong tech job market makes programs like CompTIA Tech Career Academy, which trains students with little-to-no information technology experience, all the more relevant. CompTIA Tech’s goal is to help adults, especially women and people of color, land and succeed in an IT job. CompTIA Tech is a program of CompTIA.


CompTIA (The Computing Technology Industry Association) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5-trillion global information technology ecosystem and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy.


The full CompTIA Tech Jobs Report for March is available here.


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