IT Salaries and Career Opportunities Continue to Grow
With the tech unemployment rate at 2.2%, less than half of the national rate, and 307,000 IT jobs posted in June, now is the perfect time to launch or advance your IT career.
IT Job Opportunities
From IT support and networking to cybersecurity and tech leadership roles, opportunities continue to expand throughout the IT industry.
Demand for cybersecurity professionals is up nearly 50% since December, with cybersecurity job postings hitting a high of 17,000 in May and currently holding at more than 14,000.
IT careers outside of cybersecurity are also experiencing growth. Demand for network support specialists hit more than 2,200, up nearly 10% from May. Computer support specialist job postings are up by more than 50% since December 2020. In addition to the more than 20,000 IT support postings in June, the data suggests salaries are trending up, making it an ideal time for qualified candidates to launch IT careers throughout the United States.
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Not only is there a growing demand for tech workers, but there’s also increasing demand for new skills. More than 150,000 job postings included cybersecurity and cloud skills. This is an increase of more than 40,000 since December of 2020.
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IT Career Salaries
Everybody wants to earn more money. Careers in IT can be very lucrative. Tech salaries are growing and offer great stability in the current job market. For example, the median tech salary in June is sitting at more than $91,000, nearly double that of the national median wage. Use the CompTIA IT Salary Calculator to see IT salaries in your area and know your worth when searching for new opportunities.
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Because monthly job posting data may be subject to higher levels of volatility and revisions, CompTIA recommends caution in using monthly data without proper context. See methodology of the CompTIA Tech Jobs Report for more details.
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