12,200 IT jobs added in September

Almost 18,000 IT jobs were added in the last two months

Park City – UTwww.e-janco.com– Initially over 105,000  IT pros lost their jobs due to COVID shutdowns. By the 12/31 the number of IT jobs lost will be reduced to 62,500.  Many of the CIOs and CFOs interviewed by Janco in the past few weeks feel that with the existing pace of re-openings, secondary shutdowns, civil unrest, and the election, normal IT hiring will not resume until late in the fourth quarter of this year, if not early 2021. Janco currently forecasts the recovery of the IT job market will not be until the second quarter of 2021. 

The CEO of Janco Associates, Inc., Mr. M. Victor Janulaitis said, “We have found that a number of companies have already shuttered their doors or are expanding layoffs that are impacting the IT job market.  This includes the airline and travel industries that are now starting lay-offs.  As a result, IT professionals working for those companies are looking for new employment opportunities.  IT hiring will remain soft but improving slightly until after the election, when the public feels they can go back to a normal life, and more companies open their doors. Hindering recovery is the continued civil unrest, which is slowing confidence by the public, which in turn impacts corporate confidence.”  The CEO added, “In trouble cities, like Portland, companies are rethinking operations there all together. Also, many major companies are resuming existing operations slowly, but are holding back on any expansion until after the election.”

YTD IT Job Market growth

Janulaitis said, “On the bright side, for the second time since the start of pandemic there was a net gain in the number of IT jobs.  This despite the fact the BLS provided revised number downward for jobs lost by IT professionals by 2,600 for July and August. There is a net loss of jobs in the last 12 months coming from Computer Systems Design / Related Services and Telecommunications – 44,200 and 25,600, respectively.”

BLS IT Job Market Adjustments

BLS adjustments to the size of the IT Job Market after the initial report


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The CEO also said, “Spending for IT products and services has all but stopped as companies reevaluate the state of the economy globally as new waves of selected shutdowns occur. With more companies adopting WFH to address “social distancing” and avoiding in-office contacts, fewer companies are taking an aggressive approach to any additional spending for IT products and services.  The IT job market is recovering more slowly than anticipated."

Future IT Hiring Trends by CIOs
With increased Covid-19 infections reported and election looming in the fall of this year, many enterprisesare unsure of the overall impact of the elections will be. In the short term untill the US market re-open hiring has been put on hold by most organizations


Growth of IT Job Market (updated)

In 2019 90,200 new IT jobs were created. Janco revised it estimates for the number IT jobs lost in 2020 as a result of Covid-19 continued shutdown to 62,500.

IT Job Market Forecast

Data complied and forecast updated by Janco Associates as of September 2020

Janco is an international consulting firm that follows issues that concern CIOs and CFOs. The firm publishes a series of IT and business Infrastructure HandiGuides® and Templates including IT Infrastructure Policies and Procedures, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Template, Security Template, IT Job Descriptions, and its semi-annual IT Salary Survey.