The Hottest Fast-Growing IT Jobs for 2015

By Dennis McCafferty
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    An estimated 95,000 new IT jobs will have been added through the end of 2014, for an average of 8,000 per month.

Information security, applications software and systems analytics are emerging as white-hot niches within an already booming IT employment market, according to recent research from Sologig.com. While the overall U.S. workforce is projected to grow by 1.2 percent in 2015, the following tech specialties are expected to expand by at least twice that rate, creating more than 70,000 new jobs. Each pays more than the current $20 in median hourly earnings, and four pay more than $40 an hour. Considering the demand for these positions and the shortage of talent available to fill them, you can expect that such compensation will increase in the year ahead. "The IT sector can expect healthy headcount expansion next year," says Rob Morris, director of Sologig.com, which is CareerBuilder's job site for tech professionals. "However, many of the fastest growing occupations are the very ones recruiters are already having a hard time finding candidates to fill existing positions. As companies' tech needs grow and as competition for top talent heats up, we expect starting compensation to continue its climb for the most qualified tech professionals." The research was based on labor market analysis from Economic Modeling Specialists International, which uses databases compiled from more than 90 federal and state employment sources.

This article was originally published on 2015-01-05
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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