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Employment in the IT industry - Statistics & Facts

The IT industry encompasses a vast range of fields related to computers and digital information. As leading companies across industries push for further adoption of digital technologies, IT professionals have become some of the most in-demand members of today’s labor force.

As of January 2020, there were nearly 3 million employees in the U.S. information sector, with just over 1 million in 2019 alone. The IT sector employment includes professionals from various sub-fields, such as, technology manufacturing, telecommunications and internet services, software publishing, and many others.

Compensation for information technology professionals

Average salary packages for IT professionals are highly lucrative, especially in the North American and Oceanic markets. In the U.S., the average base salary for an IT staff employee was over 105 thousand dollars, while the average IT decision-maker raked in an even more impressive 133 thousand per year.

Globally, executives have the highest average salary, followed by cloud computing specialists. Developers lucky enough to find jobs in the security industry can expect the highest salaries while IT services professionals should expect the lowest.

Aside from choosing a lucrative industry, IT professionals can also acquire certain certifications that make them even more valuable in the eyes of employers, such as Google’s Professional Cloud Architect certification.

Diversity in the tech sector

Although IT industry employees are in high demand, diversity within the industry is surprisingly low. Women make up only around 25 percent of all employees in computer and mathematical occupations in the U.S., meaning that they are heavily underrepresented in these fields. From a racial diversity standpoint, black/African Americans are also underrepresented in these fields, while Asian Americans are statistically overrepresented.

Complicated historical/social factors lie behind these inconsistencies, but it is evident that some U.S. states do a better job of promoting gender diversity among technology workers than others.

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Employment in the IT industry - Statistics & Facts

The IT industry encompasses a vast range of fields related to computers and digital information. As leading companies across industries push for further adoption of digital technologies, IT professionals have become some of the most in-demand members of today’s labor force.

As of January 2020, there were nearly 3 million employees in the U.S. information sector, with just over 1 million in 2019 alone. The IT sector employment includes professionals from various sub-fields, such as, technology manufacturing, telecommunications and internet services, software publishing, and many others.

Compensation for information technology professionals

Average salary packages for IT professionals are highly lucrative, especially in the North American and Oceanic markets. In the U.S., the average base salary for an IT staff employee was over 105 thousand dollars, while the average IT decision-maker raked in an even more impressive 133 thousand per year.

Globally, executives have the highest average salary, followed by cloud computing specialists. Developers lucky enough to find jobs in the security industry can expect the highest salaries while IT services professionals should expect the lowest.

Aside from choosing a lucrative industry, IT professionals can also acquire certain certifications that make them even more valuable in the eyes of employers, such as Google’s Professional Cloud Architect certification.

Diversity in the tech sector

Although IT industry employees are in high demand, diversity within the industry is surprisingly low. Women make up only around 25 percent of all employees in computer and mathematical occupations in the U.S., meaning that they are heavily underrepresented in these fields. From a racial diversity standpoint, black/African Americans are also underrepresented in these fields, while Asian Americans are statistically overrepresented.

Complicated historical/social factors lie behind these inconsistencies, but it is evident that some U.S. states do a better job of promoting gender diversity among technology workers than others.

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