The North American technology industry experienced a 13% drop in new job postings in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by AT&T with 4,925 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of technology company job postings. GlobalData’s Technology: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 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 23% share of the North American technology industry’s total new job postings in Q3 2023, drop 10% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive technology industry hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 23% new job postings, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the North American technology industry in Q3 2023 , ahead of Management Occupations with a 13% share of new job postings.

The other prominent roles included Sales and Related Occupations with a 12% share in Q3 2023, Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 6% 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 4,925 jobs in Q3 2023 and registered a growth of 9% over the previous quarter, followed by Charter Communications with 4,468 jobs and a 24% growth. HCL Technologies, with 4,062 jobs, and Deutsche Telekom, with 4,052 jobs, recorded a 12% drop and a 43% drop, respectively, while Oracle recorded a 250% increase with a 3,974 new job postings during Q3 2023.

Regional analysis of hiring in the North American technology industry, Q3 2023

The US held the leading share of the North American technology hiring activity with a 90.57% share, a 12% decrease over Q2 2023. Canada was next with 5.94%, four-percentage-point down over the previous quarter.

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This content was updated on 8 October 2023

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