Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft lay off thousands — but tech jobs are still hot in 2023, Indeed finds – CNBC

by | Jan 26, 2023 | Jobs

Thomas Barwick | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesBig-name tech firms like Amazon, Google, Meta and Microsoft are undergoing mass layoffs, but job prospects for applicants in the broader tech ecosystem are poised to be among the best of any industry in 2023, according to a new ranking.Eight of the top 10 “best jobs” in the U.S. this year are technology roles, according to Indeed, which conducts an annual list of the top roles for job seekers.Those tech jobs, per Indeed’s rankings, are full-stack developers, at No. 1; data engineers (No. 2); cloud engineers (No. 3); senior product managers (No. 5); back-end developers (No. 6); site reliability engineers (No. 7); machine learning engineers (No. 8); and product designers (No. 10).More from Personal Finance:Despite layoff announcements, it’s still a good time to get a jobGoogle bonus delay has a windfall lesson for workersWhat to know about filing for unemployment as layoffs risePsychiatric nurses and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners were the two nontech jobs in the top 10, ranking at No. 4 and No. 9, respectively.Almost half, 44%, of the top 25 were tech jobs.The possibilities in tech extend beyond the traditional technology giants to areas like retail, finance, professional services, travel and tourism — all of which need technologists to build firms’ online presence and business, said Scott Dobroski, Indeed’s career trends expert.”The tech skill set is very much in demand by companies everywhere,” Dobroski said. “Because every company today is a tech company.”Indeed’s ranking is based on “opportunity” for job seekers, meaning roles had to be fast growing. For example, there were 1,398 positions available for full-stack developers out of every million listings advertised on Indeed, the highest share among other jobs. (A full-stack developer builds the front and back ends of a website.)All jobs on the list pay annual salaries that are above the national average. At least 10% of their advertised positions offer remote or hybrid work — an increasingly important metric for American workers, Indeed said.Tech giants announce mass layoffsAmazon CEO Andy JassyDavid Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesThat broad technology roles are poised to be hot in 2023 may seem counterintuitive, at a time when traditional tech giants have announced …

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