IT Employment Reaches a 15-Year High

By Dennis McCafferty
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    There are currently more than 3.2 million IT employees in the U.S., a little more than the number of tech workers in 2000.

Overall tech employment is soaring, and the number of IT workers now exceeds that of the dot.com peak in 2000, according to recently released research from Janco Associates. Demand remains strong for tech talent across-the-board, especially for those skilled in computer systems design, data processing and hosting. Hiring managers are scrambling to fill tech positions, and, as a result, salaries are increasing for IT staffers, middle managers and executives at both large and midsize enterprises. "The recovery is well under way for IT pros and should continue for some time," says Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates. "Hiring is up across the board, as many CIOs have been given the green light to start hiring, and many have open requisitions they cannot fill because of a lack of qualified candidates. … CIOs are now starting to look for lower and mid-level project leads and managers. This is definitely a signal that job prospects will continue to be positive for IT pros." The research is based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Janco Associates' salary survey, which included technology professionals representing more than 900 companies.

This article was originally published on 2015-05-07
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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