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Securing a Nation

New report shares the state of the federal government’s cybersecurity workforce and recruiting practices today, and assesses the needs and challenges facing the federal cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow.
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After the Storm

In this report, Burning Glass Technologies uses our database, along with the best available expert views, to anticipate what jobs will be most important in the post-pandemic labor market.

Entry-Level Work as a Stepping Stone, Not an End Point

Half of young workers are able to parlay their first job, one that typically requires less than a bachelor’s degree and less than two years of experience, into better-paying jobs within five years
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Visualizing the Future: 3D Technology Skills in the Workforce

Burning Glass and Epic Games partner on two joint reports that quantify demand, use, and adoption of 3D graphics skills and real-time 3D skills around the world.

Good Jobs in Bad Times

America’s higher education system can shift its strategy to survive the 2020 recession. Good Jobs in Bad Times shares practical, insightful advice to align academic offerings with the post-pandemic job market.

Skills of Mass Disruption

To help organizations pinpoint disruptive tech skills, Burning Glass Technologies analyzed more than 17,000 unique skills demanded across our database to identify the top 10 most disruptive skills in tech.

Bad Bets: The High Cost of Failing Programs in Higher Education

Roughly half of the programs that first graduated students in the 2012-13 or 2013-14 academic years reported five or fewer conferrals in 2018. Discover new strategies institutions can put in place to make better bets on the future.
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The View from the Schoolhouse

Are K-12 students learning new foundational skills? A new report by Burning Glass Technologies and American Student Assistance examines the attitudes of K-12 teachers on incorporating high-demand workforce skills in the curriculum.
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Military Spouse Career Journeys

There are many sacrifices involved with military service, but one of the less-appreciated ones is the toll it takes on the careers of military spouses. This new report identifies several recommendations for improving employment prospects for military spouses.
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Credentials Matter

The Credentials Matter reports provide new insights into the alignment between the credentials high school students earn and the demand for those credentials in the workforce.
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Lifeboat Jobs

US workforce agencies are facing a desperate need for jobs that can serve as “lifeboats” for those out of work until the economy recovers. Burning Glass Technologies has identified jobs that workforce agencies can focus on for near-term employment.


Continuing analysis and an open data download on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the labor market, in the US and internationally.

Beyond Tech

IT jobs are growing rapidly, especially in non-tech sectors, with 90% of IT skills and jobs concentrated outside the traditional tech industry.
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What’s Trending in Jobs and Skills

Technology is driving change in the job market, according to a new study from Boston Consulting Group and Burning Glass Technologies.
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Mapping the Genome of Jobs

Find out how our skills taxonomy powers our products, and how it can provide insight into the job market to employers, educators, and government officials.
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The State of Cybersecurity Hiring

The number of cybersecurity job postings has grown 94% since 2013, three times faster than IT jobs overall. But a talent gap persists.
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No Longer Optional: Employer Demand for Digital Skills | UK

Digital skills are essential entry requirements for two-thirds of UK occupations and carry a wage premium over non-digital roles.
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Visualizing the Future: 3D Technology Skills in the Workforce

Burning Glass and Epic Games partner on a joint report quantifying demand, use, and adoption of 3D graphics skills and real-time 3D skills in the workforce.
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Royal Society: UK Demand for Data Science Skills

UK demand for data scientists and data engineers tripled over the past five years, says a report from The Royal Society and Burning Glass Technologies
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New Foundational Skills

The 14 New Foundational Skills, already in wide demand by employers, empower workers not just to keep pace but thrive in a changing job market.
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The Power of Transportable Skills: Assessing the Demand and Value of the Skills of the Future

Transportable skills can be learned in PreK-12 programs and enable students to navigate changing workforce demands throughout their careers.
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Hybrid Jobs

The most profound — and underappreciated — trend in today’s labor market is how technology is mutating jobs into new, hybrid jobs, combining skill sets that never used to be found in the same occupation.
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Ready to Build? The State of Skills in the Infrastructure Workforce

Retirements and changing demand for skills means there are potential shortages of infrastructure workers, and especially managers, to meet the need.
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Underemployment is easier to avoid than escape for college graduates, and Burning Glass research shows choosing a college major is critical.

When Is a Job Just a Job—and When Can It Launch a Career?

After analyzing nearly 4 million resumes of middle-skill jobseekers, this report shares career advancement prospects of people entering middle-skill jobs.
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Skills Gap: Different Skills, Different Gaps

In new research on the U.S. skills gap, we found demand for workers exceeded supply by a total of 4.4 million openings across 12 different career areas.
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Saving the Associates of Arts Degree | Saving the Liberal Arts

In two reports in partnership with AEI, Burning Glass Technologies identifies specific, practical ways liberal arts graduates, both at the bachelor's of arts and associates of arts degree level, can increase both their job opportunities and their pay.

Rebooting Jobs

Even in jobs that aren’t traditional computing jobs, employers are seeking computer science skills from applicants.


Apprenticeships have bipartisan support as a promising alternative to bring young people into the workforce, but they are still only a tiny fraction of total job openings in the United States.
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Our research finds the impact of certifications is potent but narrow in the job market, with employer demand confined to a handful of certifications. In fact, the top 50 certifications account for two-thirds of all requests in job postings.

Digital Skills Gap

In the middle-skill job market, the world is increasingly divided between the jobs that demand digital skills and the ones that don’t—and the ones that don’t are falling behind.
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Quant Crunch

Data Science and Analytics are no longer just buzzwords--they are essential business tools. We found the demand for these skills is growing rapidly, and that the demand is having a particularly strong impact in decision-making roles.
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Internships 2016

In our third annual examination of the job market for interns, we find the trends we have identified in the past intensifying, which means the challenges for prospective interns are increasing.
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Coding Skills

We live in a digital world. Our phones, our cars, our banks, and our hospitals – nearly every aspect of our lives – depend on computer code. As a result, coding, or computer programming, is becoming a core skill requirement for many well-paying jobs.

Baseline Skills | Soft Skills

Foundational or “soft” skills occupy an unusual position in the debate over America’s workforce. Employers say these skills are both crucial and hard to find. But it has also been notoriously difficult to define what these skills are.

Software Is Everywhere

Burning Glass Technologies’ report Software is Everywhere: Growth in Software Jobs shows how jobs for software developers have not only increased 31% from 2007 to 2012.

STEM Jobs | STEM Careers

Here, we take a look at entry-level STEM job postings in 2013 and provide analysis of the skills gap in this key sector. Our research reveals that the demand for STEM talent is significantly greater than commonly reported.

Production Skills Gap

Each month prior to the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report, Burning Glass will publish real-time data and analysis about the employment landscape in the United States. These are not just raw numbers.

Liberal Arts

Burning Glass analyzed millions of online job postings from the past 12 months and found that by coupling technical skills with a liberal arts education can nearly double the jobs available to graduates and offer an average salary premium of $6,000.

Credentials Gap

An increasing number of job seekers face being shut out of middle-skill, middle-class occupations by employers’ rising demand for a bachelor’s degree.

Middle Skills

The decline of middle-skill jobs is hurting both U.S. competitiveness and the middle class—and business should take the lead in turning that around, according to a new report from Accenture, Burning Glass Technologies, and Harvard Business School.

Health Informatics | Healthcare Informatics

Health care reform depends on the better management of medical information—“health informatics”—yet the labor market is not keeping up with the demand for workers with these skills.

Internships 2015

In our third annual examination of the job market for interns, we find the trends we have identified in the past intensifying—which means the challenges for prospective interns are increasing.