IT Industry Sees Major Job Growth In August

The final full month of summer came with a boom in the IT field, as more than 200,000 professionals reported new employment, according to a new report.

New analysis by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the tech industry, showed 205,000 additional IT professionals reported employment in August after several months of lackluster job growth.

In addition to the employment increase, more than 54,000 IT jobs have been created in 2016, mostly coming in the first seven months of the year. That included an August market growth of 4,800 jobs added to the IT sector. Job growth in 2015 registered at 3.1-percent, and CompTIA’s senior vice president of research and market intelligence believes 2016 will carry the same figure, according to the report.