Cognizant Technology Solutions once again led the pack in H1B sponsorships in 2021, filing 12,681 H1B petitions during the calendar year. The Teaneck, New Jersey-headquartered IT and consulting company has been one of the top H1B sponsors in the US for many years, and filed nearly 3,000 more H1B petitions than second-ranked Tata Consultancy Services, which filed 9,823 H1B petitions in 2021.
Top 10 H1B Visa Sponsors in 2021
|Sponsor Name||Number of Petitions||Average Salary|
|1. Cognizant Technology Solutions||12,681||$92,765.87|
|2. Tata Consultancy Services Limited||9,823||$79,940.78|
|3. Google LLC||9,428||$157,428.51|
|4. Amazon.com Services LLC||8,846||$126,110.99|
|5. Microsoft Corporation||7,329||$145,731.98|
|6. Facebook Inc.||6,097||$175,816.43|
|7. Ernst & Young US LLP||5,792||$128,351.29|
|8. Infosys LTD||5,634||$86,202.84|
|9. Apple Inc.||4,239||$164,994.80|
|10. HCL America Inc.||4,113||$99,006.57|
2021 H1B Job Titles with Most Petitions
In terms of H1B sponsor job titles, the greatest number of H1B petitions in 2021 was for Software Engineers, followed closely by Software Developers. These two job titles each had roughly three times the number of petitions as that of any other job title. Outside of information technology, other top H1B visa job titles were in the fields of economics, academia, and architecture.
Top 10 H1B Job Titles in 2021
|Job Title||Number of Petitions||Average Salary|
|1. Software Engineer||26,391||$129,825.09|
|2. Software Developer||21,183||$98,953.82|
|3. Senior Software Engineer||7,644||$134,451.69|
|4. Senior Systems Analyst Jc60||4,673||$82,475.62|
|5. Manager Jc50||4,588||$99,303.09|
|6. Assistant Professor||4,385||$119,301.07|
|10. Senior Sql Database Administrator||2,700||$79,798.90|
View a complete breakdown of 2021 H1B sponsorship statistics here.
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