TechServe Alliance said the number of IT jobs grew 0.3 percent sequentially in September to 4,991,690. On an annual basis, employment in the sector rose 4.1 percent.
“Despite the less than robust jobs report this month, IT continued its steady climb in September. It appears we will reach the impressive milestone of 5 million workers employed in IT in the US within the next couple of months,” stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance.
“While IT employment continues to outperform the overall job market, engineering employment growth remains anemic barely registering any growth,” Roberts added. TechServe data showed that the rate of engineering job grew just 0.02 percent sequentially to 2,528,000.
On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has grown by 0.74 percent since September 2014 adding 18,500 engineering workers.