Demand for IT Talent is high, in spite of mass layoffs

Author: Charter Global
Published: May 8, 2020
Categories: People Solutions

The Covid-19 pandemic can be ironically described as a tale of two cites: mass layoffs occurring in certain industries while there is a spike in demand for IT services and support talent. Businesses across a broad range of industries have been drastically affected by COVID-19. Many employees are out of work due to quarantine and social distancing requirements or their business models require in-office presence. Simultaneously, many employees have to adapt to a work-from-home model. Companies are relying on collaboration and cloud computing technologies so employees can perform work duties and communicate with managers, colleagues, and customers.

According to Industry Analysts, tech companies are recruiting for thousands of tech positions, including software engineers, Java developers, project managers, systems engineers, and IT help desk specialists. The Wall Street Journal says major tech companies are reaching out to colleges and business schools new seeking candidates for their executive programs.

IT jobs in high demand

Front-end developer

A front-end developer is mainly responsible for the design and implementation of the front-end requirements, performs code review, and advises for optimization. This position requires strong expertise in web technological innovation and rich internet application development, as well as an in-depth understanding of user experience, interaction processes, and user needs.

UI designer

UI designers have a deep understanding of the user experience and make the interface as user-friendly and convenient as possible. UI designers usually work with a team to collect consumer feedback and implement creative plans to optimize the users’ experience. The designer first makes the prototype of the interface and presents designs to the team. They gather feedback, make modifications, and generate various interface elements including wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, and so on.


A tester’s responsibilities include designing test cases, preparing test data, and performing tests. Test practitioners need knowledge of testing and the ability to quickly deploy applications and build test environments.

The global pandemic has created an entirely new world. Business leaders will rely heavily on digital transformation to navigate through this pandemic, requiring an increase in the demand for IT talent.

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