10 IT And Tech Jobs That Are Most In Demand In 2022 So Far

Technology job openings surpassed 400,000 for the second consecutive month in a row, according to a report from trade group CompTIA. These are the IT jobs in demand as of April 2022.

In an employee-driven job market, there’s no shortage of in-demand positions in America. Jobs in the IT industry are no different.

Tech companies are fighting the Great Resignation and attracting and retaining talent by getting creative with workplace culture and benefits.

Job postings for technology occupations surpassed 443,000 in April, according to a tech jobs report from trade group CompTIA. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that technology companies hired more than 20,000 employees in April and more than 75,000 since the start of the year, a small percentage of the 1.6 million IT job openings that were posted this year. In fact, the 1.6 million jobs posted this year is up 40 percent over the same period in 2021.

Hiring for tech jobs in April were across all major areas including data, cloud infrastructure services, tech manufacturing and telecommunications, according to the CompTIA report.

About 30 percent of all job postings were for software developer and engineer jobs, followed IT support specialists, project managers, system engineers and network engineers. Other job postings were requiring emerging tech skills.

Whether it’s promoting internal employees or looking for new employees and training on the job, here are 10 of the most in demand IT jobs in 2022, ranked by the number of job postings in April, according to CompTIA.

The Top 10 Most in Demand IT Jobs in 2022:

10. Software QA Engineer/Tester

9. UI/UX Designer/Developer

8. Web Developer

7. Cybersecurity Engineer/Analyst

6. Systems Analyst

5. Network Engineer/Architect

4. Systems Engineer/Architect

3. IT Support Specialist

2. IT Project Manager

1. Software Developer/Engineer

Software QA Engineer / Tester

3,600 jobs postings in April, down 21 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $151,893

Software quality assurance (QA) engineers and testers design test plans, scenarios, scripts and procedures for software applications. They also identify, analyze, document and report software defects for software developers.

UI / UX Designer / Developer

3,642 job postings in April, up 566 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $143,000

UI/UX (user interface/ user experience) developers design and implement all the experiences a user has when interacting with a digital tool, application or platform. UI/UX designers work closely with marketing teams and designers to best ensure seamless web/mobile design and usability for the customer as well as implementing practices and principles across all our digital platforms.

Web Developer

4,725 job postings in April, down 1,143 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $142,163

Web developers develop web-based applications and platforms, maintain several web applications and perform regular site audits and regular maintenance. Many have experience using tools such as WordPress, AWS, JavaScript and other popular frameworks and programming languages.

Cybersecurity Engineer / Analyst

5,652 job postings in April, up 574 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $125,000

Cybersecurity engineers identify threats and vulnerabilities in systems and software platforms and are responsible for developing and implementing high-tech solutions to defend against hacking, malware, ransomware and other malicious threats.

Systems Analyst

7,341 job postings in April, up 1,514 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $165,323

Systems analysts help create and design techniques that solve business problems by analyzing IT systems within a company. They lead investigative efforts into issues and problems and are responsible for mitigation. They test programs and databases, run security audits and create and maintain documentation on systems.

Network Engineer/Architect

7,815 job postings in April, down 262 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $87,248

Network engineers are responsible for planning, designing, deploying, managing and upgrading a company’s network, cloud projects and applications. Required skills typically include a strong knowledge of cloud services, governance, automation and vendor management.

Systems Engineer / Architect

8,334 job postings in April, up 2,019 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $151,186

Systems engineers head up the design, implementation and maintenance of all IT systems for an organization or company. Their role includes designing the basic computing infrastructure, establishing networking rules for cybersecurity and troubleshooting network errors.

IT Support Specialist

9,010 job postings in April, down 962 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $65,710

IT support specialists are crucial for customer-facing businesses. Support specialists need to have the right technical and soft skills for the job as they are dealing directly with customers and helping them with their IT needs.

IT Project Manager

10,034 job postings in April, up 2,495 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $100,320

IT project managers oversee the planning, executing and delegating responsibilities around all IT projects. They work closely alongside a variety of IT areas and guide along the complete for major large-scale projects.

Software Developer /Engineer

45,235 jobs postings in April, up 5,155 from March

LinkedIn average salary: $152,493

Software developers are responsible for designing, developing, installing, testing and maintaining software systems through coding, designing, and building applications, websites or mobile apps.