Tampa Bay

What We Do

CareerSource Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County’s workforce development board, will fast-track critical IT training and employment opportunities for well over 1,000 local out-of-school youth and young adults through 2020. Employers across industries, such as BayCare Health Systems and Cognizant Technology Solutions, are partnering with the initiative in order to advance the economic health and technology industry of the community.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Tampa Bay 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

  • 20% Tampa Bay
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Job

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Writing
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Team Work/Collaboration

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. JAVA
  3. Oracle
  4. JavaScript
  5. LINUX

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developers
  2. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
  3. Computer Systems Analysts
  4. Computer User Support Specialists
  5. Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Computer and Information Research Scientists
  2. Computer Systems Analysts
  3. Web Developers
  4. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  5. Software Developers

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