Positive momentum for technology-related employment in the United States continued in February, with key indicators pointing to strong current and future employer demand for tech talent, according to an analysis by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce.
The number of employer job postings for open IT positions surpassed 277,000 in February, a 12-month high. Within the tech sector four of five employment categories recorded job gains in February, led by IT services and custom software development (+6,200). Data processing, hosting and related services (+1,800), computer and electronic products manufacturing (+1,700) and other information services, including search engines (+1,400) also were in positive territory. Telecommunications employment declined by 3,400 positions, dampening an otherwise solid month of job growth in the tech sector.