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Several IT-related occupations made the September 2012 U.S. News and World Report list of the 10 best jobs in the nation, including computer programmer, computer systems analyst, web developer, database administrator and software developer. In Washington D.C. specifically, IT professionals hold jobs within the government, military, and homeland security departments, as well as in the private sector. CompTIA compiled research from a variety of studies, uncovering how the nation’s capital earned its ranking as the second hottest market for IT jobs. * (*Based on Modis’ 2013 “Ten Cities to Find a Job” report.)

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  • 1. IT Careers DC 2013 CompTIA Market Intelligence | March 6, 2013

2. IT Industry Employment vs. IT Occupation Employment IT Industry Employment IT Occupation Employment Within the IT industry, there are many IT occupations. An estimated 5.0 million workers were employed in the U.S. information technology industry in 2012. This includes technical and non-technical positions. An estimated 4.16 million workers were employed in core IT occupations, across the full spectrum of U.S. industry sectors and the government sector. This figure includes non-employers, such as the self-employed. 3. IT Industry Employment by Sector IT Hardware Mfg. 653,149 employed So ware Publishing 441,380 employed IT Services 1,497,630 employed Telecom & Info Services 1,493,107 employed Retail & Wholesale & Dist. 492,992 employed 4.6 million employed* in the U.S. Info Tech Sector 168,145 U.S. Firms Telecom Services: 17,972 firms* Wired telecom services Wireless telecom services Satellite services Data processing, hos ng and search services IT Services: 120,950 firms* Computer system design & implementa on Custom computer programming Support and management Maintenance & repair services Computer training So ware Publishing: 5,487 firms* So ware IT Hardware Mfg.: 8,341 firms* Computer and peripheral equipment Communica ons equipment Consumer electronics Semiconductors & electrical components Measuring and control instruments Photonics Retail and Wholesale: 15,394 firms* Computer & so ware stores Computer, peripheral and so ware wholesalers Online computer & related retailers **Source: U.S. Economic Census, IBISWorld, CompTIA *Includes technical and non-technical occupa ons. The 168,145 figure includes ONLY employer firms (aka firms with payroll). There are an es mated 421,174 self-employed, non-employer en es. These could be consultants, contractors and other types of individual en es that do no have payroll. 2012 U.S. IT Industry Employment Es mates** 4. IT Occupation Growth by Sector Sector Expected growth by 2020* Information 5% Software Publishing 35% Internet Publishing/Broadcasting 16% Telecommunications 8% According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in computer and IT occupations is projected to grow by 22%, adding 758,000 new jobs from 2010 to 2020. *Source: U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook 5. DC ranked the #2 U.S. city for IT Employment US Cities by IT Employment Ranking* 1. San Francisco, CA 2. Washington D.C. 3. Minneapolis, MN 4. St. Louis, MO 5. New York, NY 6. Charlotte, NC 7. Los Angeles, CA 8. Denver, CO 9. Raleigh, NC 10. Omaha, NE *Source: Modis Hot Cities for Jobs in IT 2013 Photo 6. Of the over 260,000 open IT industry jobs nationwide, 8% are in the D.C. metro area Open IT industry jobs nationwide vs. Washington D.C.* Open IT Industry Jobs nationwide Open IT jobs in DC *Source: Industry Employment Trends 7. The majority of D.C. CIOs are hiring for IT in 2013 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Plan to expand IT teams in Q2 2013 Plan to hire only to fill IT openings Plan to put hiring on hold Plan on reducing hiring staff Washington D.C. CIOs 2013 Hiring Plans* D.C. CIOs *Source: Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast & Local Trends Report 8. In-demand skills for D.C. IT professionals 0% 15% 30% 45% 60% Network Administration Database Management Web Development/Design In-Demand Skills for D.C. CIOs In-Demand Skills for D.C. CIOs *Source: Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast & Local Trends Report Washington D.C. CIOs identified their most in-demand IT skills, with design, data and infrastructure topping the list. 9. IT Employee Salary Comparison The average salary for IT professionals is on the rise, up 6.2 percent from 2011, to $84.522.* According to BLS figures, D.C. area Computer and Mathematic employees earn, on average, $90,671 per year 7% higher than the national average. *Source: Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast & Local Trends Report 10. Want to know more? As the voice of the IT industry, CompTIA has hundreds of tools, market intelligence reports and business training programs to help IT channel organizations grow through education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy. Check it out at