Tech Workers Are Finding Jobs Outside of Traditional Tech

Post Syndicated from Tekla S. Perry original https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/tech-careers/tech-jobs-boom-outside-traditional-tech-companies

Banks, agricultural companies, and utilities are hiring more tech employees than ever before

Where are the tech jobs? Not necessarily where you would think.

That’s the conclusion of Indeed economist Andrew Flowers. In his latest analysis for the job search firm, he found that while tech jobs as a share of all jobs rose 17 percent between 2012 and 2017, from 2.8 to 3.3 percent, in high-tech industries, the ratio of tech workers to all workers fell. Meanwhile, the share of tech workers in other industries grew, according to Indeed’s numbers.

“Retailers are employing more web programmers to build ecommerce sites, banks are staffing up with data scientists for auditing, and utilities are hiring computer hardware engineers to build systems to monitor energy use,” he stated in a blog post.