The North American technology industry experienced a 10% drop in new job postings in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by AT&T with 5,205 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of technology company job postings. GlobalData’s Technology: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the technology industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 25% share of the North American technology industry’s total new job postings in Q4 2023, drop 7% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive technology industry hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 25% new job postings, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the North American technology industry in Q4 2023 , ahead of Management Occupations with a 16% share of new job postings.

The other prominent roles included Sales and Related Occupations with a 12% share in Q4 2023, Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 7% share and Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.

Top five companies accounted for 14% of hiring activity

AT&T posted 5,205 jobs in Q4 2023 and registered a growth of 4% over the previous quarter, followed by Deutsche Telekom with 5,174 jobs and a 26% growth. Charter Communications, with 4,692 jobs, and HCL Technologies, with 3,299 jobs, recorded a 2% rise and a 21% drop, respectively, while Science Applications International recorded a 2% decline with a 3,187 new job postings during Q4 2023.

Regional analysis of hiring in the North American technology industry, Q4 2023

The US held the leading share of the North American technology hiring activity with an 89.74% share, an 11% decrease over Q3 2023. Canada was next with 6.74%, four-percentage-point up over the previous quarter.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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