Coding initiative could improve education and technological readiness, fostering innovation and thus helping Thailand move towards becoming an innovation-driven country.
The data contained in this report are drawn from 26 million U.S. online job postings collected in 2015 and have been analyzed to determine the specific jobs and skills that employers are seeking
Seven million job openings in 2015 were in occupations which value coding skills. This corresponds to 20% of “career track” jobs, defined as those which pay a national living wage of at least $15 per hour.
Coding skills are of value to candidates across five major job categories
Jobs requiring coding skills pay $22,000 per year more than jobs that don’t: $84,000 vs $62,000 per year. (This analysis includes only “career track” jobs.)
Half of jobs in the top income quartile (>$57,000 per year) are in occupations which commonly require coding skills from job applicants.
Programming jobs are growing fastest, 50% faster than the market overall. In general, programming jobs are growing 12% faster than the market average.
And there are job openings across all industries and in every state. There are more than 500,000 open jobs in computing right now, representing the #1 source of new wages in the United States, and these jobs are projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs.
500,000 current openings: These jobs are in every industry and every state, and they’re projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs.
of all new jobs in STEM are in computing
of STEM graduates are in computer science
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics