What We Do

Led by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, the Anchorage Mayor’s Office will work with Anchorage Community Land Trust, Code for Anchorage, Future Coders of Alaska,, Coursera, and other programs to train and place over 500 workers into tech jobs by 2020. Once trained, program graduates will fill the needs of local employers including GCI, Municipality of Anchorage, Resource Data. Inc, and PangoMedia, as well as help retain Anchorage’s top talent. To help connect graduates to jobs, the Alaska Department of Labor aims to revamp the interface for the state job-seeker platform.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Anchorage labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupation from 10/2/16 to 11/30/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 30% Anchorage
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Planning
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Writing
  5. Problem Solving

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. Microsoft Office
  3. LINUX
  4. Microsoft Windows
  5. SQL Server

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developers, Applications
  2. Computer User Support Specialists
  3. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  4. Computer Systems Analysts
  5. Information Technology Project Managers

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Multimedia Artists and Animators
  2. Computer and Information Research Scientists
  3. Web Developers
  4. Computer Systems Analysts
  5. Computer Occupations, All Other

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