Our research on the typical size of an IT department in terms of number of employees for software developers of a retail/ e-commerce/warehouse organization with $150 $500 million in revenue. To sum up briefly, a typical IT Department for a retail/ecommerce/warehouse organization with $150 million to $500 million dollars in annual revenue consists of 11 employees. The typical structure comprises: 5 Software Developers, 2 Database Systems Administrators, 2 IT Support, 1 lnformation Analyst and 1 Miscellaneous IT Associate. We correlated data from these companies with data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and estimated the makeup of a typical IT Department in regards to the set parameters.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 508,840 individuals are employed in the non-store retail industry in the US. Out of these 508,840, 21,940 (4.31%) are employed in IT. Out of the 21,940 individuals employed in IT; 11,120 (50%) are software developers, 1,990 (9%) are analysts, 3,530 (1fi%) in systems administration, 4,140 (19%) in support, and 1,170 (6%) in other IT jobs. From a report by Inc.com; companies were identified that adhered to the required parameters. The first company that fills the required parameters is Dollar Shave Club and the top, Yeti Coolers. By cross-referencing data provided by Inc.com on these companies, it has become apparent that despite a large gap in annual revenue, these companies employ, on average, 250 individuals. If we now apply the 4.31 % of all employees that comprise the IT Deportment in this industry, we see: 0.0431 * 250 = -11.
Therefore, we can conclude that the typical size of an IT Department of a retail/ e-commerce/warehouse organization with revenue between $150 and $500 million is 11 employees. Since we now know the typical size of the IT Department of these organizations, we can break down this number further:
Percentage of IT Staff
No. of Employees
|Database Systems Admin||-16||2|
It is interesting to note that the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of software developers in the US is set to rise by 17% from 2014 to 2024. Conclusion In summation, a typical IT Department for a retail/ e-commerce/warehouse organization with $150 million to $500 million dollars in annual revenue consists of 11 employees, of which 5 are Software Developers, 2 are Database Systems Administrators, 2 are in IT Support, 1 is an Information Analyst and 1 is responsible for miscellaneous IT work.