Q2 saw strong tech job posting activity, with a 16% bump

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Emerging tech hubs specified arsenic Las Vegas, Sacramento and Nashville saw accrued occupation maturation portion the astir mature hubs besides fared well, according to a caller Dice report.

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With signs of the pandemic waning, tech occupation postings accrued 16% successful the 2nd 4th of 2021, with locations, occupations, skills and U.S. employers experiencing beardown quarter-over-quarter growth, according to Dice's Q2 2021 Tech Job Report.  

The apical 50 tech employers had precocious occupation posting enactment successful the 2nd quarter, with 78% expanding tech occupation postings 4th implicit quarter, the study said. The strongest maturation came from emerging tech hubs specified arsenic Las Vegas (43%), Sacramento (36%) and Nashville (32%). The astir mature tech hubs besides fared good successful the 2nd quarter, Dice said. 

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"We are successful 1 of the hottest tech occupation markets since the dot-com era, arsenic evidenced by the upward inclination successful tech occupation postings since November 2020. What's astir encouraging to maine is the sweeping maturation we experienced successful the 2nd 4th careless of location, desired concern oregon skillset," said Art Zeile, CEO of DHI Group, which operates Dice, successful a statement. "When pairing the increases successful tech hiring with the steadfastly debased tech unemployment complaint of 2.2 percent, it remains wide that technologists are successful incredibly precocious request crossed aggregate sectors including tech, defense, healthcare and finance." 

48 retired of 50 apical cities had occupation posting growth 

The 2nd 4th saw occupation postings emergence crossed the federation and some mature and emerging hubs person continued to grow to conscionable the demand, according to the report. 

Top 10 cities by occupation posting volume 

(QoQ % change, Q1 2021 to Q2 2021) 

Q2 2021 Volume Rank 

City 

% Change 

New York, NY 

21% 

Atlanta, GA 

18% 

Chicago, IL 

11% 

San Francisco, CA 

4% 

Washington, DC 

18% 

Austin, TX 

25% 

Seattle, WA 

0% 

Dallas, TX 

22% 

Los Angeles, CA 

7% 

10 

Boston, MA 

25% 

Prior to the pandemic, Las Vegas was 1 of the fastest-growing tech markets, offering a wide scope of opportunities successful high-growth areas similar bundle engineering, gaming technology, information centers and autonomous vehicles. 

Sacramento and Nashville person been touted arsenic increasing hubs for innovation. Other emerging hubs see Miami, with 30% growth, Colorado Springs, with 27% growth, Phoenix, with 26% maturation and Tampa, with 19% growth. 

Top 10 cities by occupation posting growth 

(QoQ % Change, Q1 2021 to Q2 2021) 

Q2 2021 Growth Rank 

City 

% Change 

Las Vegas, NV 

43% 

Sacramento, CA 

36% 

Huntsville, AL 

35% 

Nashville, TN 

32% 

Hartford, CT 

31% 

Miami, FL 

30% 

Colorado Springs, CO 

27% 

Phoenix, AZ 

26% 

Austin, TX 

25% 

10 

Jersey City, NJ 

25% 

Prominent tech states similar California, New York, Texas, Florida and Colorado each experienced growth, with Florida (+25% from Q1), Colorado (+24%) and Texas (+21%) topping the list. Texas remained 2nd lone to California successful postings, with beardown maturation successful Austin, Dallas, Houston and Plano. 

New York authorities besides saw 19% maturation led by New York City's 21% quarter-over-quarter growth. Nevada (+35%) and Arizona (+24%) ranked 2nd and 6th, respectively, successful quarterly growth, with gains driven by posting maturation successful Las Vegas successful Nevada, and Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale successful Arizona. 

Well-established skills stay highly sought successful Q2 

Job postings successful the 2nd 4th showed that, erstwhile it comes to skills, time-honored favorites remained successful demand.  

  • Python remains dominant, with a 15% quarter-over-over summation successful occupation postings listing it arsenic a desired skill. Its momentum shows nary motion of slowing, with GitHub survey information showing that Python, HTML and JavaScript were the astir utilized languages by students, the incoming procreation of technologists. 

  • Project absorption occupation postings accrued 15% successful the 2nd quarter, keeping it successful the apical spot for important skills employers are seeking. The continued involvement successful candidates with task management, scrum and JIRA acquisition indicates that companies privation technologists who person a proven quality to efficaciously negociate teams and projects. 

  • Job postings that included Salesforce arsenic a accomplishment accrued 22% successful the 2nd quarter. The beingness of Salesforce skills successful occupation postings showcases however technologists are an progressively captious dependable successful marketing, income and different business-critical areas. 

  • Data absorption continues to beryllium a sought-after skill. Job postings looking for technologists skilled successful Tableau accrued by 18% successful the 2nd 4th of 2021.

Companies were besides actively seeking project, concern and information analysts who tin instrumentality the information from user interactions to assistance physique aboriginal products and pass firm strategy, according to Dice. This is creating an adjacent much pressing request for UI/UX designers.  

Top 25 tech skills by occupation posting volume 

(Quarter-over-Quarter % Change, Q1 2021 to Q2 2021) 

Q2 2021 measurement rank 

Skill 

% Change 

Project Management 

15% 

SQL 

9% 

Java 

7% 

Python 

15% 

JavaScript 

8% 

Linux 

7% 

Scrum 

21% 

Business Process 

21% 

Technical Support 

15% 

10 

Quality Assurance and Control 

14% 

11 

DevOps 

14% 

12 

Information Systems 

17% 

13 

Oracle 

12% 

14 

Product Management 

17% 

15 

Data Analysis 

18% 

16 

Project Planning and Development 

17% 

17 

Microsoft C# 

7% 

18 

Git 

6% 

19 

Atlassian JIRA 

23% 

20 

Business Analysis 

12% 

21 

Agile Development 

18% 

22 

Product Development 

19% 

23 

Change Management 

16% 

24 

C++ 

5% 

25 

Kubernetes 

21% 

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