Technology industry

US Tech Industry IT Recruitment Activity Falls 0.2% in March 2022

The U.S. tech industry saw a 0.2% drop in IT hiring activity in March 2022 from the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

Overall industry hiring increased 0.54% in March 2022 compared to February 2022.

Of the total tech industry hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 27.43% share in March 2022, down 0.16% from the average share for the past three months.

The top five job classifications in the US tech industry’s IT recruitment activity as of March 2022

Of the total number of job titles, the top five roles accounted for 97.84% of the U.S. tech industry’s overall IT recruiting activity in March 2022.

1) Software and web developers, programmers and testers recorded a share of 68.3% in March 2022, registering a decrease of 6.99% compared to the previous month.

2) Database and network administrators and architects claimed an 11.5% share, down 0.94% from the prior month.

3) Miscellaneous IT occupations held a 7.4% share, down 2.71% from February 2022.

4) IT support specialists captured a 6.16% share, up 1.36% from the previous month.

Top five tech companies in US IT recruiting activity as of March 2022

The top five companies, by number of jobs tracked by GlobalData, represented a combined average growth of 8.57% in overall U.S. tech industry IT hiring activity in March 2022 compared to February 2022.

Dell Technologies posted 1,177 IT jobs in March 2022 and was up 179.57% from the previous month, followed by Microsoft with 919 jobs and down 12.39%. AT&T with 796 IT jobs and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone with 793 jobs, saw declines of 20.32% and growth of 2.19%, respectively, while Cognizant Technology Solutions saw declines of 10.2% with 775 job offers in March 2022.

Junior-level job openings dominate in March 2022

Junior-level jobs held a share of 52.67%, down 6.14% from February 2022. Mid-level positions, with a share of 34.74%, saw a decline of 0.6 % compared to the previous month.

In third place were entry-level vacancies with 11.86% market share, down 11.99% from February 2022, while senior vacancies accounted for 0.73%, recording a monthly decline of 21.14%.