Trends and Opportunities in the IT Landscape


Trends and Opportunities | EDI Staffing


After analyzing real-time insights from job postings and other proprietary data sources from Monster, we have the latest trends and opportunities to help benefit hiring managers and job seekers in information technology – particularly for software developers, one of the hottest jobs in tech.

Here is the latest report on the IT job landscape:


Hotspots for hiring in IT:

  • Texas
  • California
  • New York
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina


Hot IT jobs:

  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Java/.Net Developer
  • Java Full Stack Developer


Market data for Software Developers/Engineers in the US:

  • Top industries: Professional, Scientific, Technical, and Financial
  • Total jobs posted: 15,233
  • Average posting time: 20 days – Quicker to fill if you work with a staffing agency!
  • Projected growth: 25.6% in the next 10 years
  • Median annual salary: $125,175 (+13% median growth)


Hot skills:

  • Python
  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • Linux
  • Git
  • C++
  • Project Management
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Scrum
  • C#
  • Oracle
  • Debugging
  • JIRA


Hard-to-fill skills:

  • Continuous Integration
  • Software Architecture
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
  • TypeScript
  • Web Application Development
  • Business Process
  • JSON
  • NoSQL



Job seekers in IT should look to prioritize in-demand skills such as Python, SQL, and JavaScript, while also considering specialized areas like integration and software architecture to enhance their competitiveness in the market. On the other hand, managers looking to hire in IT should leverage insights on growth and median salary, to craft effective recruitment strategies to attract and retain top IT talent in this competitive landscape.


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