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The Fastest-Growing Tech Jobs For 2023: Data Scientists, Cybersecurity Analysts, Software Developers

Wade Tyler Millward

CompTIA estimates that net tech employment will grow from 9.2 million jobs in 2022 to 9.4 million in 2023, an increase of about 2 percent.

Job: Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers

Percent growth: 2.6 Percent 

Average salary: $99,000

Systems analysts and engineers ranked seventh in the CompTIA report with 2.6 percent growth.

The report predicts about 553,000 systems analyst and engineer jobs in 2023, ranking toward the top for prevalence in tech, behind software developers and engineers and systems analysts and engineers.

The estimated annual turnover rate and estimated annual replacement rate for systems analysts and engineers are in line with the tech workforce’s 36 percent and 7 percent rates, respectively.

CompTIA’s online salary calculator says that systems analysts make an annual median salary of about $99,000. The 10th percentile sees about $61,000. The 90th percentile sees about $158,000.

Systems analysts and engineers skew older than other tech professions. About 20 percent of systems analysts and engineers are 55 and older, according to the report, compared to 17 percent for the overall tech workforce.

Half of systems analysts and engineers are between 35 and 54, in line with the overall tech workforce. And 29 percent of systems analysts and engineers are 19 to 34 compared to 32 percent for the overall tech workforce.

Systems analysts and engineers are more diverse than the overall tech workforce. About 10 percent of systems analysts and engineers are Black or African American compared to the workforce’s 8 percent.

And 38 percent of systems analysts and engineers are women compared to 26 percent for the workforce. Both systems analysts and engineers and the overall tech workforce are 8 percent Hispanic or Latino.

About 12 percent of the overall United States workforce is Black or African American. About 17 percent of the U.S. workforce is Hispanic or Latino. About 50 percent of the overall U.S. workforce are women, according to the report.

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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