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CompTIA IT Employment Tracker - February 2018

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Monthly data, insights, and analysis covering the state of employment in the information technology (IT) sector and IT jobs trends. #JobsReport #ITworkforce #TechTrends

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CompTIA IT Employment Tracker - February 2018

  1. 1. 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16 Jan-17 Feb-17 Mar-17 Apr-17 May-17 Jun-17 Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16 Jan-17 Feb-17 Mar-17 Apr-17 May-17 Jun-17 Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 Note: there are certain limitations in using monthly data. Some job and industry categories are not available from the BLS, and there tends to be higher volatility in monthly data. CompTIA’s definition of core IT occupations excludes knowledge worker positions, such as graphic designers, technical sales, or business analysts. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the not-for-profit trade association of the information technology (IT) industry and workforce. CompTIA serves the industry and the IT workforce through best-in-class training, credentials, research, public policy, and events. Contact research@comptia.org with questions. TOP 5 IT OCCUPATION JOB POSTINGS JAN vs. DEC Software developers, applications 50,100 +7,400 Computer systems engineers/architects 14,300 +900 Computer systems analysts 12,700 +500 Computer user support specialists 10,800 +1,000 Information Technology Project Managers 10,600 +500 TOTAL OF TOP 5 IT OCCUPATION POSTINGS 98,500 +10,300 COMPTIA IT EMPLOYMENT TRACKER Monthly Core IT Sector and Core IT Occupation Employment Analysis Published February 2018 IT SECTOR EMPLOY- MENT IT OCCUPATION EMPLOY- MENT The IT sector is the largest employer of IT occupations. Approximately 44 percent of positions within the IT sector are IT occupations. The remaining 56 percent of occupations in the IT sector are comprised of sales, marketing, finance, HR, R&D, and related positions. IT SECTOR EMPLOYMENT BREAKOUT JAN vs. DEC Computer, electronics, & semiconductor mfg. 1,057,700 +1,300 Telecommunications 771,500 -3,100 Data processing, hosting, & related services 320,400 +1,100 Other info services, including search portals 285,300 -500 IT & software services | computer sys. design 2,068,800 +4,500 TOTAL 4,503,700 +3,300 IT SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IT OCCUPATION EMPLOYMENTCOMPONENTS OF THE IT WORKFORCE DISCUSSION IT OCCUPATION JOB POSTINGS Source:BurningGlassTechnologiesLaborInsights|DatainthousandsSource:BureauofLaborStatisticsCPS|Datainmillions|Notseasonallyadjusted Source:BureauofLaborStatisticsCES|Datainmillions|Seasonallyadjusted Copyright (c) 2018 CompTIA Properties, LLC, All Rights Reserved | CompTIA.org Source:BLSCES|Seasonallyadjusted projected projected Source:BurningGlassTechnologiesLaborInsights 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.2 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16 Jan-17 Feb-17 Mar-17 Apr-17 May-17 Jun-17 Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18Unadjusted

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