Tech Jobs & Skills Report

Comprehensive Report on Tech Skills and Jobs in 2022 from Franklin Apprenticeships and Lightcast


The Tech Jobs & Skills Report: United States in 2022 presents a thorough examination of data collected from 3.76 million unique job postings across 16 tech occupations. Analyzing the period from January to December 2022, the report offers valuable insights into the evolving tech labor market, highlighting the persistent challenges faced by employers when recruiting for tech talent.

Key findings include:

  • Nearly 124,000 employers competed for tech workers in 2022, an increase of nearly 30,000 (+31%) vs. 2021
  • 3.76 million tech occupation jobs were posted in 2022, an increase of nearly 15% in vs. 2021
  • Median wages for tech workers reached $106,880, increasing faster than inflation
  • Nearly two in five tech jobs posted each month remained unfilled

This comprehensive report was created by Franklin Apprenticeships in collaboration with Lightcast, a leader in labor market analytics. It includes:

“In 2022, despite layoffs in the tech sector, the demand for skilled tech workers remained incredibly high. At Franklin, we are committed to partnering with employers and removing the obstacles that limit the availability of tech talent.” – Jackie Griffin, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Franklin Apprenticeships.

“As demand continues to grow for skilled tech workers, employers will not be able to find what they need in the labor market without making significant changes to the way they recruit early-career talent.,” – Rucha Vankudre, Research Director and Senior Economist, Lightcast.

About Franklin Apprenticeships

Franklin Apprenticeships is a women-owned company that helps employers fill mission-critical tech roles with undiscovered, diverse talent. By removing the barriers of a college degree and prior experience, Franklin finds outstanding candidates from all walks of life with an aptitude for tech, helps them to become job-ready and matches them with employers. Franklin’s Professional Success Coaches support them and their employers every step of the way through “earn and learn” apprenticeship programs. Learn more at www.franklinapprenticeships.com

About Lightcast

Lightcast provides trusted global labor market data, analytics, and expert guidance that empowers communities, corporations, and learning providers to make informed decisions and navigate the increasingly complex world of work. Lightcast scans more than 50,000 online job sources daily and has a database of more than one billion current and historical job postings and career profiles. For more, visit www.lightcast.io

Download the full report, which includes detailed analysis, statistics, and recommendations. In July, Lightcast and Franklin plan to release a fact sheet with tech job postings data from the first half of 2023.

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