IT Career and Job Opportunities for May 2022

Employment in the United States technology sector increased for the 17th consecutive month in January, continuing to prove to be a great career path for IT professionals breaking into the industry.

IT Careers and Job OpportunitiesEmployment in the United States technology sector increased for the 17th consecutive month in April, continuing to prove to be a great career path for IT professionals breaking into the industry. Employer job postings for open positions grew from 410,000 to over 443,000 for the month. Industries with the largest number of openings included professional, scientific and technical services (77,482), finance and insurance (67,710) and manufacturing (57,341).

Each month at CompTIA, our research team provides a snapshot of the current state of IT industry employment with our Tech Jobs Report. Read on as we slice and dice this report into bite size pieces for you to digest depending on what is most beneficial to your IT career.

IT Job Opportunities

The industry is kicking off the new year with a strong amount of job openings. The opportunity for a new role is out there, but are more common in certain locations, industries and for particular job titles.

Job Postings by Location

Do you live in one of these tech towns or thinking of relocating? Tech job postings have grown most in these five metro areas since the previous month:

  • New York City +4,482
  • Washington D.C. +4,051
  • Dallas +3,024
  • Los Angeles +2,155
  • Seattle +1,946
MAY 2022 Month to Month Job Posting Increases by Metro Area

Job Postings by Industry

If you’re looking to try out tech in a new field, these industries are where most new jobs are being posted:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services: 77,482
  • Finance and insurance: 67,710
  • Manufacturing: 57,341
  • Information: 22,804
  • Retail: 13,588
  • Health care and social assistance: 11,253
  • Educational Services: 8,738
MAY 2022 Job Postings by Industry

Job Postings by Title

Depending on what job role you desire, the demand for IT pros varies. These are the top job titles posted from last month. Pro tip: each of the following links to tips on the skills and certifications you need to work in that job role!

MAY 2022 Job Postings by Title

Remote Job Postings by Title

Remote work and work from home opportunities continue to be an option for many open tech positions. These are the top remote job titles posted from last month. Pro tip: each of the following links to tips on the skills and certifications you need to work in that job role!

MAY  2022 Remote Job Postings by Title

IT Career Salaries

Tech salaries are competitive, and IT jobs offer great stability in the current job market. 

All IT Occupations

March

April

10th Percentile

$48,905

$50,652

25th Percentile

$71,730

$72,918

50th Percentile

$93,350

$93,928

75th Percentile

$111,478

$111,784

90th Percentile

$129,241

$128,008

The median salaries of these particular job titles have essentially stayed the same, with some slight decreases amongst job titles.

May 2022 Month to Month Salary Changes

Want to know what type of salary you can expect to receive in a particular IT job? Use the CompTIA IT Salary Calculator to see IT salaries in your area and know your worth when searching for new opportunities.

Because monthly job posting data may be subject to higher levels of volatility and revisions, CompTIA recommends caution in using monthly data without proper context. See the methodology of the CompTIA Tech Jobs Report for more details.


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