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Job Report Highlights Strong Demand for Data-Oriented Technologists

Initial Dice Tech Job Report has good news for data workers.

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Dice, DHI Group, Inc.’s career marketplace for technology professionals, has released its first issue of The Dice Tech Job Report: Fastest Growing Tech Hubs, Roles and Skills. The report highlights the remarkable demand for data-oriented occupations and skill sets across tech.  The report is available to the public but registration is required.

The report highlighted the growing demand for data-oriented occupations and skills. The top tech occupations for 2019 reflect the need for specialized technologists such as data engineers who can move and prepare information, data analysts who offer interpretation of valuable insights, and data scientists who develop machine learning models that can process large data sets.

Data engineer was the fastest growing tech occupation (up 50 percent year over year) followed by back-end developer (up 38 percent), senior data scientist (up 32 percent), CRM developer (up 29 percent), and UI developer (up 24 percent).

 

Fastest Growing Tech Occupations

Occupation

Y/Y Growth

1. Data Engineer

50%

2. Back End Developer

38%

3. Senior Data Scientist

32%

4. CRM Developer

29%

5. User Interface (UI) Developer

24%

6. Python Developer

22%

7. Android Developer

22%

8. Devops Engineer

21%

9. Front End Developer

21%

10. Cloud Architect

16%

 

Occupation Y/Y Growth

Skill

Y/Y Growth

1.      Kubernetes

82%

2.      Docker Software

42%

3.      Microsoft Azure

41%

4.      DevOps

32%

5.      React Javascript

31%

6.      Data Science

28%

7.      Ansible

26%

8.      Tableau

24%

9.      Salesforce

23%

10.  Atlassian JIRA

23%

 

Fastest Growing Tech Skills

Skill

Y/Y Growth

1.      Kubernetes

82%

2.      Docker Software

42%

3.      Microsoft Azure

41%

4.      DevOps

32%

5.      React Javascript

31%

6.      Data Science

28%

7.      Ansible

26%

8.      Tableau

24%

9.      Salesforce

23%

10.    Atlassian JIRA

23%

In line with 2019’s most in-demand occupations, the top skills for 2019 further emphasize the need for technology employers to support end-to-end workflows. Kubernetes topped the 2019 list of hottest skills as containerization needs have grown considerably over the past few years. With a year-over-year growth of 82 percent, Kubernetes also has a projected growth of more than 67 percent in the next 10 years. Data science grew by 28 percent year over year, machine learning by 22 percent, and Python by 17 percent.

About the Report

The Dice Tech Job Report examines the fastest growing tech hubs, occupations, and skills by analyzing job posting data provided by Burning Glass, alongside insights from Dice’s expertise and industry knowledge. This quarter’s issue covers the whole of 2019 and highlights the continued innovation taking place across multiple facets of the technology industry - geographically, in tech occupations and skill sets, and in garnering talent. Future issues of The Dice Tech Job Report will be published quarterly and will cover data from the prior quarter.  Job posting data was provided by Dice’s partner, Burning Glass Technologies, which has a database of more than 1 billion current and historical job postings worldwide. Dice analyzed over 6 million tech job postings throughout the United States from 2018 and 2019.

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