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June 28, 2021

US technology industry IT recruitment activity rises 5.6% in May 2021

The US technology industry registered a 5.6% rise in IT hiring activity in May 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring an increased by 0.8% in May 2021 compared with April 2021.

Out of the technology industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 23.99% share in May 2021, recording an increase of 0.23% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the US technology industry’s IT recruitment activity in May 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 95.97% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US technology industry in May 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 66.44% in May 2021, a 6.71% growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed an 11.39% share, decline of 0.51% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 8.53%, registering a 6.4% rise from April 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 5.02%, down 2.26% over the previous month.

Top five technology companies in the US IT recruitment activity in May 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 26.73% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US technology industry during May 2021 over April 2021.

International Business Machines posted 1,289 IT jobs in May 2021 and registered a rise of 5.57% over the previous month, followed by AT&T with 952 jobs and a 96.69% growth. Dell Technologies with 734 IT jobs and HCL Technologies with 677 jobs, recorded an 8.59% drop and a 42.83% increase, respectively, while Capgemini recorded a 56.74% an increase with 663 job postings during May 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.05%, up by 0.73% from April 2021. Mid Level positions with a 26.93% share, a growth of 11.4% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 6.25% share, up 22.04% over April 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.77%, recording a month-on-month decline of 23.21%.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.