Latest MTSU Jobs Report: Software Developer Talent In Demand & Growing
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Aug 30, 2019

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from: Latest MTSU Jobs Report: Software Developer Talent In Demand & Growing

Accounted for one-quarter of all regional tech job postings from July 2018 to June 2019


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — App developers are the most in-demand tech workers in Middle Tennessee accounting for 17% of all tech job postings, according to a new MTSU report.

The “Software Development Middle Tennessee” report was developed by the Department of Information Systems and Analytics in MTSU’s Jones College of Business in partnership with the Nashville Technology Council.

The report examined job postings for four software development occupations: app developers, systems software developers, web developers and computer programmers.

Report author Amy Harris, associate professor in information systems and analytics, moderated a panel of experts from area tech companies earlier this week to discuss the report findings and what they mean for the region.

“There’s a lot of talk about demand for software development talent, so we wanted to examine what that demand looked like for our region,” said Harris.

“The study’s findings provide evidence of increased interest in software developers and tech workers in general. Of the 49,000-plus postings tech job postings targeted to Middle Tennessee over the past year, approximately one-quarter were for software development occupations.

“While there isn’t a one-to-one relationship between a job posting and an actual job, the sheer volume of job postings indicates that software development jobs are being marketed heavily in the region.”

Released Wednesday, the report — which includes breakdowns in areas such as most in-demand occupations, job titles, and skills — covers the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin and Clarksville, TN-KY metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs. You can find the full report at

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