The information technology (IT) industry led the 21st century in job demand and often hovered around the top in median wages. However, COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it in every industry, and technology has not escaped unscathed.
Look before you leap since some jobs that used to be white-hot just a few weeks ago are suddenly declining in demand. Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies states it succinctly:
“Software developer hiring is down 22% since the start of the crisis, and we see similar trends throughout the tech world, from Network Architects (down 24%) to Systems Software Engineers (down 43%)”
He said the best way to make a career pivot in tech is to determine the new skills you’ll need for your next job. “It’s all about planning and return on investment: what the next step might be, how you get there, and how much it is going to cost in time and money.”