Though the tech hiring market has stabilized across many areas after the surge in Q2, the majority of top employers still increased their tech hiring in Q3. In the third quarter, more than three-quarters of the top 50 companies (by tech job postings) boosted hiring, with only 18 percent decreasing their hunt for tech talent. Employers in the aerospace and defense industries, ecommerce and retail (Amazon, Target, Walmart), IT services (Infosys), health (Anthem Blue Cross) and fintech (FIS) were among the top 10.

82% of the top 50 employers increased their hiring in Q3 2021 vs. Q2 2021

As automation, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) continue to gain momentum, companies in the aerospace and defense industries have an increasing need for tech talent with data and digitization skills. Defense firms Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing all increased hiring across the U.S., even after a strong Q2. Lockheed Martin is on a tight timeline to carry out a successful flight of their hypersonic missile by the end of 2022 after their failed attempt this summer; dedicating their new 65,000-square-foot “smart” facility in Huntsville, Alabama to the task, the defense firm is looking to fill tech roles quickly.

The finance industry is used to technological advances impacting their business models by now, with the creation of turnkey asset management programs and increasingly accurate predictive analytics, but the industry (and its advisors) seems once again at a crossroads. As in so many other industries, AI and machine learning are disrupting traditional processes (and making powerful financial and trading tools available to a wider segment of the public). This quarter, Charles Schwab’s hiring was up 35 percent quarter over quarter, with many of the job postings seeking engineers and developers in Texas, Colorado and Arizona; this activity points to continued efforts to keep up with technological advances in the industry.

In the related Fintech industry, FIS ramped up their hiring in Q3 significantly as the banking-as-a-service trend accelerates and consumers show increasing preference for digital products and services post-pandemic. The company moved to a Work from Anywhere model in March 2020, which will likely enable them to fill their need for software developers and network engineers with financial services industry experience more quickly, thanks to technologists’ preference for remote work and the larger pool of candidates to recruit from.

Top 50 Tech Employers in Q3 by Job Posting Volume

1. Amazon

2. Lockheed Martin

3. Infosys

4. Raytheon

5. HCL Technologies

6. Target

7. Anthem Blue Cross

8. Walmart / Sam’s

9. FIS

10. The Boeing Company

11. Verizon Communications

12. General Dynamics

13. Charles Schwab

14. Jones Lang Lasalle

15. IBM

16. Booz Allen Hamilton

17. Workday, Inc.

18. Advanced Micro Devices

19. Liberty Mutual

20. CACI

21. Automatic Data Processing

22. Disney

23. Leidos

24. Citi

25. U.S. Bancorp

26. Expedia

27. Johnson Controls

28. Salesforce

29. Google

30. Northrop Grumman

31. Capital One

32. Charter Communications

33. Time Warner

34. Teladoc Health

35. The Home Depot

36. Jacobs Engineering Group

37. Sony Electronics

38. CBRE Group

39. Circle Internet Financial Limited

40. Dell

41. Health Care Service Corporation

42. Intel Corporation

43. CGI Group

44. Microsoft Corporation

45. CDW Corporation

46. Nvidia Corporation

47. Eagle Creek

48. Comcast

49. Qualcomm

50. Iqvia

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