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CompTIA IT Employment Tracker – October 2018

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Monthly data, analysis, and trending covering the state of employment in the information technology (IT) sector and IT occupations. Released in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly employment update. #JobsReport

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CompTIA IT Employment Tracker – October 2018

  1. 1. 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 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 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 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 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-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 SEP vs. AUG Software developers, applications 77,500 -700 Computer user support specialists 22,300 -700 Computer systems engineers/architects 18,300 -600 Computer systems analysts 16,900 -600 Web developers 16,600 -100 TOTAL OF TOP 5 IT OCCUPATION POSTINGS 151,600 -2,700 COMPTIA IT EMPLOYMENT TRACKER Monthly Core IT Sector and Core IT Occupation Employment Analysis Published October 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 SEPT vs. AUG Computer, electronics, & semiconductor mfg. 1,070,600 +2,100 Telecommunications 751,500 -3,000 Data processing, hosting, & related services 327,500 +1,600 Other info services, including search portals 295,400 +400 IT & software services | computer sys. design 2,122,300 +4,800 TOTAL 4,567,300 +5,900 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 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 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18

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