Federal Tech Workforce Data
Each year more Americans rely on digital technology to interact with government — a trend that accelerated rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Americans’ relationship with accessing public services evolves, the U.S. government must hire a diverse set of capable technologists at all levels to meet changing expectations, including hiring modern technical leaders in key leadership positions. This page highlights publicly available data about information technology (IT) professionals in the Department of Commerce — such as employment numbers, demographics and costs. You can view other department-specific data here.
This is a living report. If there is data not listed that should be, contact the Tech Talent Project here.
Developed in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service.
Average years of service
IT workforce under 30
IT workforce over 50
budgeted for internal IT labor costs in FY2022
budgeted for external IT labor costs in FY2022
Scientific and professional (ST) staff in IT positions
Senior level (SL) staff in IT positions
Senior Executive Service (SES) staff in IT positions
Competitive IT Job Announcements Resulting in an Offer
People of Color
People of Color SES
Unless otherwise noted, all statistics are based on the GS-2210 job series classification — Information Technology Management. IT professionals perform a wide range of computer-based tasks, such as computer programming, user interface design and software testing. Percentages throughout may not appear to add up to 100 due to rounding.