Q2 FY 2022 H1B LCA, PERM Data – 25% Increase in LCAs

As many of you know, USCIS received a crazy 484K H1B Registrations for FY 2023 Season. Many companies are either filing LCAs are already filed them. US Dept of Labor has recently released Q2 FY 2022 Data for H1B LCAs and PERM filings. We have cleaned up and loaded all of the Q2 data to our H1BGrader’s LCA and PERM Database that already has millions of these datapoints. This article covers some of the highlights and top 20 employers for H1B and PERM for Q2 FY 2022.

Employers filed 155K H1B LCAs in Q2 FY 2022

During FY 2021, combine LCA filings for Q1 and Q2, stood at 214,358 (137,058+77,300). Now, that number, compared to this year for FY 2022, it is up by 24.8% and stands at 267,517 for Q1 + Q2 (112,409+155,108). The increase in filings indicate a strong demand for H1B workers in the US.

Below are the total counts of LCAs (includes H1B, H1B1 & E3) that were filed with DOL so far this fiscal year 2022.

FY 2022
% Change
FY 2021
267,517112,409 155,108 Not Released Not Released24.8%
LCA filings with DOL for FY 2022
  • We have updated our H1BGrader Database now with H1B LCAs data that was filed anytime between October 1st, 2021 and March 31st, 2022 i.e Q1 and Q2 of Fiscal Year 2022.
  • You can verify any of the LCAs filed during this period now using our H1B LCA Search
  • Below are the top 20 employers for full fiscal year 2022 after data refresh for Q2 Similarly, you can check the top 20 job titles and top 20 cities for H1B below as well.

Note: The Data Refresh is only for Q2 2022 from the US Dept of Labor related H1B LCAs and PERM Labor Certs. USCIS does not release quarterly data anymore, they only release data once a year. You can read our Data Refresh Status to know more

Top H1B Visa Employers for FY 2022 until Q2

Top H1B Sponsors (FY 2022 Q2)
Amazon.com Services LLC 8,211
Google LLC 8,012
Microsoft Corporation 5,931
Ernst & Young US LLP 5,522
Cognizant Technology Solutions US Corp 5,468
Tata Consultancy Services Limited 4,725
Intel Corporation 3,044
Infosys Limited 2,688
Amazon Web Services INC 2,512
Apple INC 2,482
Deloitte Consulting LLP 2,408
Meta Platforms INC 2,365
Tekorg INC 2,235
Wal Mart Associates INC 1,784
Capgemini America INC 1,765
HCL America INC 1,609
Jpmorgan Chase & CO 1,452
Qualcomm Technologies INC 1,425
Salesforce.com INC 1,414
Cisco Systems INC 1,339

Top H1B Job Titles (FY 2022 Q2)
Software Engineer 20,189
Software Developer 8,656
Senior Software Engineer 5,128
Manager JC 2,475
SR SQL Database Administrator 2,224
Assistant Professor 2,126
Analyst 1,763
Associate 1,706
Architect 1,682
Senior Systems Analyst JC 1,634
Data Scientist 1,512
Software Development Engineer II 1,506
Software Development Engineer I 1,424
Data Engineer 1,359
Accountants and Auditors Kbgfjg 1,184
Software Developer Applications 1,167
SR Software Engineer 1,084
Software Engineer II 1,031
Java Developer 1,009
Senior Software Developer 991

Top H1B Cities (FY 2022 Q2)
New York, NY 14,329
Seattle, WA 8,305
San Francisco, CA 7,362
Austin, TX 6,318
Sunnyvale, CA 6,036
San Jose, CA 5,397
Mountain View, CA 5,114
Chicago, IL 4,841
Atlanta, GA 4,724
Dallas, TX 4,049
Redmond, WA 4,021
Irving, TX 3,867
Plano, TX 3,592
Boston, MA 3,583
Houston, TX 3,569
Bellevue, WA 3,410
Santa Clara, CA 3,185
Charlotte, NC 2,991
San Diego, CA 2,945
Jersey City, NJ 2,355

Total 32K PERM Labor Certs filed in Q2 FY 2022 – Top GC Employers for FY 2022

If we look at the total Green Card related PERM Labor Certification filings for 2021 until Q2, they were 53,115. Now, for FY 2022, until Q2, they stand at 65,705. Compared to last year, they are up by 23.7%. This also clearly indicates, they could not really find qualified US workers to fill the jobs and need foreign workers.

Below are the total Labor Certifications filed in the DOL PERM Program for Green Card processing so far for the fiscal year until Q2 FY 2022.

  % Change
FY 2021
33,41333,41332,261Not ReleasedNot Released23.7%
FY 2022 PERM LC filings

Top Green Card Sponsoring Employers for FY 2022 until Q2

Below are the top Green Card employers after data refresh for Q2 2022

Top Green Card / PERM Sponsors for FY 2022 – Q2
Amazon.com Services LLC 2,661
Microsoft Corporation 1,850
Google LLC 1,412
Infosys LTD 1,337
Facebook INC 606
Walmart Associates INC 549
Linkedin Corporation 508
Apple INC 505
Cisco Systems INC 457
Salesforce.com 451
Amazon Web Services INC 409
Oracle America INC 392
Tata Consultancy Services Limited 371
Prestigious Placement 353
Management Health Systems LLC DBA Medpro 330
HCL America INC 303
Hawaii Care and Cleaning INC 299
JP Morgan Chase CO 285
Ernst Young US LLP 275
Nvidia Corporation 245

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