The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.2% in October from September to more than 5.0 million jobs, the TechServe Alliance reported.
“I am excited to report that IT employment topped 5 million jobs for the first time in October. This is an important milestone reflecting the essential role IT professionals throughout the economy,” said TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts. “While IT employment continues to outperform the overall job market, engineering employment growth remains anemic barely registering any growth.”
Year over year, IT jobs rose by 4.0% since October 2014.
Engineering job growth barely moved, edging up slightly 0.01% in October from the previous month and 0.6% year over year, adding 15,000 engineering workers since October 2014 for a total of more than 2.5 million US engineering jobs.