CIO confidence upbeat but mixed

IT job market monthly growth increases from 9,800 jobs in January to 9,900 in June - 88,900 IT jobs added in the last 12 months…

CIO confidence upbeat but mixed - The latest BLS data shows an increase in the rate of job creation for IT jobs; however, Janco's Mid-Year IT salary survey shows that IT salaries remain flat. The CEO of Janco Associates, Mr. Victor Janulaitis said, "Based on our interviews with over 96 CIOs in the last 30 days, we concluded that CIOs are not in a great hurry to hire new staff except to meet short term needs until they see a clear trend as to what is happening with the economy. 67% of the CIOs we interviewed do not see any real push to expand staffing over the next 12 months. "

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Changes in the number of net IT Jobs created or lost

This chart is not the originally published one, rather it is updated with the current data based on the analysis by Janco Associates, Inc. For the latest IT Employment Data click here.

NOTE: The graphic below is updated with each new IT Salary Survey. The chart compares the data from the period of the survey to prio period.

Latest Median IT Salaries Updated Every Six Months

Latest Mean IT salaries
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On the positive side, there was a net increase of 9,900 IT jobs in June which brings the rate of increase back to where it was in January of this year. There was an improvement in computer systems design and related services of 7,300 jobs (versus 6,100 in May ); data processing and hosting related services 1,800 jobs added (versus 200 jobs in May); Telecommunications gained 700 jobs (and 700 in May); and other information services gained 100 jobs (versus 1,400 in May). The three month moving average points to an improved job market. The labor market participation rate rose slightly to 63.5%. There are 3,000,000 fewer individuals working than in 2007.

Labor Participation Rate in the low 60's
Covid-19 Impact US Labor Market

Marked Improvement with partial re-opening

Labor Force Participation rate stabilized at lowest level in the last 50 years

99.952 million people in the U.S. are not working - see reasons why not working. Over the last 36 months the overall trend for the Labor Participation rate is continual increase.

Moving average of IT job market growth
The moving average was impacted by several adjustments
in the number of new jobs and COVID-19 reported
by the BLS.

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Health Care vs. Financial Services Job Growth

The health care job market continues to be a bright spot on the overall US labor market and is one area where IT Pros can go with the flow and find job opportunities. The implementation of Electronic Patient Records is one of the driving forces in the increased opportunities in this area.

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