Hottest Industries and Cities With IT Jobs

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Top Five Industries for Tech Workers

    Top Five Industries for Tech Workers

    Technology industry: 34%, Financial services: 13%, Health Care: 12%, Manufacturing: 10%, Retail: 8%

While the technology industry employs the largest share of IT workers, sectors such as financial services, health care, manufacturing and retail also offer robust opportunities for IT professionals, according to recent research released by CEB. The accompanying report, titled "Seeing Through the Fog of the Talent War," also tracks top states and cities for tech job openings, and findings reveal that there are plenty of active and appealing metro regions spread throughout the country. The report's title refers to the continued struggles organizations face with regard to the ongoing search and competition for talent, and the majority of CEOs cite skills availability as a major concern. In addition, 85 percent of CEOs feel that technology advancements will have the biggest impact on their companies over the next five years, according to CEB research. Given this situation, CEB presents the following four ways that smart companies manage IT staffing and talent management. The research was compiled through a comprehensive market analysis covering more than 900 cities and 1,000 skills.

This article was originally published on 2014-08-12
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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