During COVID-19, the demand for remote information technology (IT) workers has increased with the number of job postings doubling. According to the CompTIA Tech Town Index, IT pros are in demand and have more options than ever before when choosing where to live and work.
The study shows that from August 2018 to July 2019 approximately 10% of IT jobs were labeled as “remote” or “work from home.” But from August 2019 to July 2020, that number jumped to 21%.
That translates to nearly 800,000 IT jobs posted nationwide that can be conducted remotely at least partially. In this report, CompTIA not only takes a look at our 20 Tech Towns, but also the growing opportunities for remote work.
Based on job posting data over a 12-month period (August 2019-July 2020), CompTIA looked at 20 metropolitan areas with populations over 250,000, where demand for tech workers is greatest.
The cities were then ranked based on the cost of living, number of postings for open IT positions, and projected job growth over the next year as well as the next five years.
While remote work has been on the tech sector’s radar for at least a decade and the workforce’s willingness to move for not just the right job, but the right place has been documented, IT pros options are expanding.