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IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Virginia labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupations from 12/6/15 to 2/3/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 100% Virginia
  • 50% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Writing
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Organizational Skills
  5. Planning

Software and Programming Skills

  1. JAVA
  2. SQL
  3. LINUX
  4. Microsoft Windows
  5. JavaScript

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Cyber / Information Security Engineer / Analyst
  3. Computer Systems Engineer / Architect
  4. Network / Systems Administrator
  5. Systems Analyst

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Web Developers
  2. Information Security Analysts
  3. Software Developers, Applications
  4. Computer Programmers
  5. Computer User Support Specialists

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