Talented information technology workers have always been in demand, and now they may be even harder to find.
Just as the real estate market favors sellers now, IT workers have an edge when it comes to job choices.
They want more pay, more opportunities to work remotely, and more chances for advancement.
“Roughly a third of more than 2,800 IT professionals in a recent survey conducted by Robert Half International said they plan to look for a new job in the next few months,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
Employers’ search for new tech talent hasn’t been this challenging since 2019, according to an analysis by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the IT industry and workforce.
Technology businesses added 10,500 jobs in May, a combination of technical and non-technical positions, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said.
Tech sector employment has now increased for six consecutive months and has grown by more than 61,000 so far this year, CompTIA said.
Employers listed 365,000 IT job openings in May, the highest monthly total since September 2019. Most in demand: software and application developers, IT support specialists, systems engineers and architects, IT project managers and systems analysts.