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CompTIA IT Employment Tracker – May 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. Released in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly employment update.

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CompTIA IT Employment Tracker – May 2018

  1. 1. 0.000 50.000 100.000 150.000 200.000 250.000 300.000 350.000 400.000 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 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 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 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-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 APR vs. MAR Software developers, applications 68,400 -8,000 Computer user support specialists 20,700 +1,100 Computer systems engineers/architects 17,300 -1,900 Computer systems analysts 15,400 -400 Web developers 14,400 -1,000 TOTAL OF TOP 5 IT OCCUPATION POSTINGS 136,200 -10,200 COMPTIA IT EMPLOYMENT TRACKER Monthly Core IT Sector and Core IT Occupation Employment Analysis Published May 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 APR vs. MAR Computer, electronics, & semiconductor mfg. 1,061,900 +900 Telecommunications 765,000 -1,900 Data processing, hosting, & related services 327,600 0 Other info services, including search portals 287,500 +1,300 IT & software services | computer sys. design 2,091,300 +6,700 TOTAL 4,533,300 +7,000 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 5.3 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 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18

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