Dynamic Shifts in Tech Jobs and the Rise of the Hybrid Role

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where are the high-paying, in-demand jobsEveryone knows how in-demand “tech” skills are. But what’s interesting is how dynamic that demand is, shifting every few years. These shifts are why GA exists—agile curriculum, short programs; these are all key in helping people remain relevant in an ever-changing workforce. Today, in partnership with Burning Glass Technologies, we released a report on these shifts, focusing on what’s growing and where, with an emphasis on how much growth there is in hybrid roles. Hybrid roles demand multiple skill sets-—business, marketing, and technical—rolled into one person. And these jobs pay well, $100,000 or more in some cases.

The new report, Blurring Lines: How Business and Technology Skills Are Merging to Create High Opportunity Hybrid Jobs, outlines the critical role hybrid jobs are having on today’s job economy, and what this means for higher education and job seekers.

Our report covers hybrid job counts across six disciplines over the last five years, their average salary, the technical skills and knowledge required of each discipline, and which cities these jobs are mostly found in.

A few key insights:

  1. More than 250,000 positions were open in the last year for hybrid jobs.
  2. Demand for web developers, previously the powerhouse of growth in tech jobs, grew only 11% in the last 3 years.  Somewhat predictably, that growth has been replaced by demand for mobile developers.
  3. Data and marketing analytics roles are growing fast —2-4x over the last 3 years.

Read the entire report at the link below.

Download the Report

Read the executive summary.