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: Data Scientists, Data Analysts
Percent Growth: 5.5 percent
Average Salary: About $100,000
CompTIA projects that data scientists and data analysts will see the largest growth among tech occupations in 2023 with 5.5 percent, according to the association’s report. CompTIA predicts 122,225 data scientists and analysts jobs in 2023 – toward the middle of jobs in terms of prevalence.
Data scientists in the United States see an annual median salary of about $101,000, according to CompTIA’s online salary calculator. The 10th percentile salary is about $59,000. The 90th percentile salary is about $167,000.
Data analysts see an annual median salary of about $95,000, according to the calculator. The 10th percentile sees about $46,000. The 90th percentile sees about $162,000.
The association predicts a slightly-below annual turnover rate for data scientists and analysts at 34 percent – tied for the fifth lowest turnover rate with web developers.
The estimated annual turnover rate for tech jobs overall is 36 percent. The estimated annual replacement rate is the same for the tech workforce at 7 percent.
This job role is slightly less diverse compared to overall tech jobs for Black, African American, Hispanic or Latino representation, according to CompTIA.
Black people and African Americans make up 6 percent of data scientists and analysts compared to the workforce’s 8 percent. Hispanics and Latinos make up 7 percent of data scientists and analysts compared to the workforce’s 8 percent.
However, data scientists and analysts featured the highest share of women compared to any other tech occupation analyzed by CompTIA’s report.
Women make up 46 percent of data scientists and analysts compared to the workforce’s 26 percent.
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.
More young professionals hold the role of data scientist and analyst compared to the rest of the tech workforce, according to CompTIA. About 43 percent of this job are professionals 19 to 34. That is higher than the workforce rate of 32 percent.
Professionals ages 35 to 54 also make up 43 percent of data scientists and analysts. This group makes up 51 percent of the overall tech workforce. And professionals ages 55 and older make up 14 percent of data scientists and analysts compared to the workforce’s 17 percent.