Computerworld reports that its 2012 Salary Survey found that "87% of hiring managers who responded expect IT staff head count to increase in the next 12 months or remain the same. Only 25% of the total respondents reported hiring freezes, compared with 39% last year. Other negative indicators, such as salary freezes, budget cuts and layoffs, are all in retreat."
Data examined by TechServe Alliance supports the contention that businesses are hiring greater numbers IT professionals. This is manifested by low unemployment rates for many IT and computer related occupations, which were significantly lower than the overall unemployment rate that was between 8.2 and 8.3 percent in Q1 2012.
Computer and information systems managers
Computer hardware engineers
Computer network architects
Computer support specialists
Computer systems analysts
Network and computer systems administrators
Software developers, applications and systems software
Source: unpublished tabulations of Current Population Survey data furnished by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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