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Hiring Trends in the Time of Covid-19


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Job postings increased nearly across the board for key occupations in the tech sector in June versus May, suggesting that, while the pandemic is far from over, employer confidence may be returning.

Throughout Q2, job postings for Java developers climbed 14% year-over-year; meanwhile, demand for computer programmers notched upward 7%, and DevOps engineers rose 3%. Postings for data engineers (5%) and Salesforce CRM developers (10%) also rose.

While 2019 was considered a good year for tech in terms of jobs and demand, certain tech professions managed to exceed that pace in Q2 2020 during the pandemic.

Between May and June, job postings for key tech occupations increased significantly: software developer postings increased by 25%; for systems engineers, it was 24%; and for application developers, it was 31%

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