As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, tech companies across the country have settled into a new rhythm.
Many companies are still hiring technologists, particularly roles such as cybersecurity engineer and DevOps engineer, but these new employees are never seeing the inside of a physical office; from job interview to onboarding and the actual workflow, they’re never leaving their desks at home.
Year-over-year, nationwide job postings in April were basically flat (-1 percent)… but hiring for certain tech occupations, and in various U.S. cities, was up, hinting that tech hiring still boasts underlying strength despite the pandemic.
For the purposes of this study, we used Burning Glass data to analyze weekly job postings from 25 cities across the country, from major tech hubs such as New York City and San Francisco to up-and-comers such as Austin, Phoenix, and Arlington, VA.
Amazon is hiring local software engineers (and other tech roles) at a steady clip, which might help explain why Arlington’s long-term tech hiring remains steady.