The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose 0.5 percent in June to reach another all-time high of almost 4.5 million, according to the TechServe Alliance. IT employment increased by 5.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, adding almost 241,700 IT workers.
IT jobs have increased steadily since November 2011.
“While IT employment has been on the upswing for some time, June’s numbers are clearly evidence that pace is accelerating,” said Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. “While I have said it before, it bears repeating because of its importance: an inadequate supply of talent, not demand, represents our greatest challenge to achieving the full potential for IT employment growth in the U.S.”
TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT staffing firms, solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers.