Nearly one in four jobs (23 percent) in Massachusetts involve computer science skills – significantly higher than the national average of less than 18 percent, according to a new study by Burning Glass Technologies and Achieve.

The report, “Technology Jobs in Massachusetts: The Demand for a Massachusetts Technology Workforce,” takes a closer look at the overall demand for computer science skills in the Commonwealth, focusing on educational and skills requirements as well as common industry-recognized credentials for computer science, information technology (IT), and IT-adjacent jobs.

Jobs requiring computer science skills include programmers, IT staff who manage technology systems, and analysts who use quantitative software tools to make data-based decisions. Massachusetts employers are having a hard time finding qualified candidates; nine of the top 10 technology occupations identified in the report take longer than average to fill.

For more details, have a look at the infographic below. You can get the full report at the Achieve website.

TECHNOLOGY JOBS IN MASSACHUSETTS: The Demand for a Massachusetts Technology Workforce

Scott Bittle is Communications Director at Burning Glass Technologies.

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