Alexandria, VA, December 16, 2020 – In November, IT employment increased by 0.51% to 5,210.600 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has declined by 2.67% since November 2019 shedding 143,100 IT workers.
Engineering employment was effectively flat (up 100 jobs) holding at 2,584,000. On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has declined by 3.09% since November 2019, a loss of 82,500 engineering workers.
“For the fourth consecutive month, IT employment posted strong growth—up 0.51% in November,” observed Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. “Given the critical role of both internal and external IT resources played in enabling many businesses to operate in the face of the pandemic, it is not surprising that demand for highly skilled IT professionals continues to grow,” added Roberts.
The following table presents information about the total number of jobs in certain sectors that provide a significant amount of employment for IT and engineering professionals.
Technical note: TechServe Alliance’s IT Employment Index and Engineering Employment Index are the first specific measurements of IT and engineering employment. These unique measurements of total IT and engineering employment are created monthly by studying the ongoing staffing patterns of a dozen IT and computer related occupations in 22 industries and industry sectors employing significant numbers of IT workers and nearly two dozen engineering occupations in 30 select industries and industry sectors employing significant numbers of engineering workers. Both the monthly IT Employment and Engineering Employment Indices are based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, which is subject to monthly revisions, and is revised accordingly. Both indices are also subject to periodic revisions and annual rebenchmarking that includes revisions to several years of employment data, which also may incorporate new occupational definitions. Both indices were re-benchmarked going back several years starting with January 2020 data and published in February 2020. In addition, both indices are subject to minor revisions to March and April data. The next major revision will be published in February 2021.
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