Hiring momentum propels tech workforce towards 12.4 million, CompTIA State of the Market Analysis finds

From “On the technology industry side, all five top level employment categories are expected to add workers in 2021. The IT services and custom software services category will lead the way with over 100,000 net new hires…The software category, including software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, is projected to grow its workforce at slightly over 5% in the year ahead….Hiring activity will be especially strong in cybersecurity (+4.4%), data science and analytics (+4.4%), software development (+3.7%), and a range of cloud infrastructure and support positions, such as IT support specialists (+2.2%). By year’s end, the base of infrastructure-related IT positions will reach nearly 1.4 million workers, the foundation underpinning fast-growing emerging technologies.”

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