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Job search firm Dice's first-quarter report found that in many U.S. regions, overall demand for tech professionals jumped when the coronavirus began impacting our daily lives.

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The first-quarter report of job search firm Dice reveals that overall hiring demand for tech professionals increased in many U.S. regions as the coronavirus emerged, likely due to demand for products and services for remote work and life.

Silicon Valley saw job postings rise in the double digits in February and March, with bigger booms in cities like Raleigh, NC, home to companies like IBM and Lenovo, and San Diego, home to companies like Qualcomm.

Dice reported a 20% jump in demand in the cybersecurity sector, with double-digit increases also seen for .NET developers and systems engineers.

However, demand for front-end developers fell dramatically as employers pulled back on new projects to concentrate on core products and infrastructure.

There were substantial jumps in interest for tech professionals with experience in systems engineering, devOps, and scrum, but job postings declined for experts in Ruby, Git, Microsoft C#, JavaScript, and .NET.

From IEEE Spectrum
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