COVID-19 Industry Impact Report: Information Technology Talent Needs
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s IT industry was deep into a talent shortage. Last year, RealTime Talent forecasted a shortage of 10,500 qualified IT workers in the Twin Cities Metro alone by 2024. Like other industries, new job posts for the past few weeks are down compared to the same time last year – but not by much.
The graph below shows the amount of new job posts from March Week 3 to May Week 1 in 2019 and 2020 statewide.
The amount of IT job posts available during the frame of March Week 3 – May Week 1 (jobs that were active and may have been posted before this time frame) are only slightly down in 2020 compared to 2019 statewide.
The top 3 IT occupations with the most demand during this frame last year are the same occupations with demand for the last seven weeks (the top ten also remain the same, albeit different order).