Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, January 10, 2018
Employees in technology roles or industries are strikingly younger than employees in other US employment roles and industries.
As released in our most recent wave of TUP/Technology User Profile 2017 – our research shows that employees in either technology-focused roles or in technology-oriented industries are much younger than the average American employee. Also, those employed in both technology roles and technology industries are the youngest of all.
Just over half (51%) of employees in tech roles within a tech industry are age 25-34, the highest concentration of younger adults, with a median age of 34. Employees in the tech industry with non-tech roles also have a high concentration of younger adults, with 39% being age 25-34 and a median age of 35. By comparison, those in a tech role in a non-tech industry have the highest concentration of employees age 35-44, making up 35% of employees, with a median age of 36. Outside of tech roles or industries, age 25-34 only make up 25% of employees, with a median age of 39.
For purposes of this analysis, we categorized tech roles as those in IT/IS (Information Technology/Information Systems), Specialist, or Contractor/IT Consultant. Tech industries include Information (Publishing, Telecommunication), and Professional, Technical, and Scientific Services.
The information in this MetaFAQ is based on the most recent wave of TUP/Technology User Profile – the TUP 2017 wave into the US.
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