- This year's edition of Best Jobs of 2020, a yearly ranking from jobs site Indeed, is peppered with tech positions. Of the top 15 roles, eight are in the technology space. In last year's ranking, six tech jobs made it to the top 15.
- Software architect (No. 1), full stack developer (No. 2) and development operations (DevOps) engineer (No. 5) broke into the top five. Between 2016 and 2019, postings for full stack developers grew 162%. Increasing demand for data scientists gave the role a significant boost: from No. 22 in last year's ranking to No. 8.
- Indeed shapes the list based on job post volume, salary and share of postings for each of the roles. The base salaries for these jobs range between $75,266 and $184,586.
Thanks to constraints in the tech talent market, recruiting roles have flipped: employers are marketing themselves to candidates, in the hopes of adding needed talent to their ranks.
The fast-paced evolution of technology and the expected exit of tech talent from the workforce as some professionals age out will put more pressure on an already strained market.
Best roles in 2020 according to Indeed.com
|2||Full stack developer|
|3||Real estate agent|
|5||Development operations engineer|
|9||IT security specialist|
SOURCE: Indeed's Best Jobs of 2020 list.
The dearth of talent is top of mind for decision makers, as 46% of employers expect the size of their workforce will increase due to expanding technology adoption.
Employers chasing candidates that fit these titles will need to distinguish themselves, Indeed said in the blog post announcing the ranking. A competitive salary is a must, but benefits and other perks can sweeten the deal.
Fierce competition to attract top tech talent is the new normal, especially in hubs such as San Francisco and New York. But experts say a remote work strategy can help unlock new talent pools by removing a company's reliance on one specific geographic area.