South Florida Ranks as Emerging Leader in Tech Jobs

In a recent survey, Greater Miami beats Phoenix and, yes, Austin

Technology jobs postings are surging throughout the country, but nowhere more so than in South Florida, according to a CompTIA analysis of Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights data. The survey showed tech job gains in 148 cities, but the tri-county region nabbed the top spot, showing an increase of 29 percent between the first and second quarters of 2021.

Employer hiring activity during the second quarter in the tri-county region was led by gains in the software developer, information technology support specialist, IT project management, systems analyst and web developer occupation categories.

Demand for these skills spanned industry sectors, with hiring activity especially robust in the professional services, finance and insurance, information, manufacturing and health care sectors. This pattern can be seen in the top hiring employers as well during the period, which range from Deloitte and Anthem Blue Cross to VMware and NextEra Energy.

“The data speaks to the broad-based demand for tech talent,” says Tim Herbert, executive vice president for research and market intelligence at CompTIA. “All signs point to a continuation of hiring momentum in the tri-county region.”

The Miami area was followed by gains in Phoenix (26 percent), Austin (25 percent), Dallas (24 percent), Denver (20 percent) and Atlanta (20 percent).

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