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IT sector out performs other job markets

Filed under: Recruitment General — Stephanie on February 28, 2012 has announced that the IT job sector is performing ‘a little’ better in comparison to other areas of recruitment due to the volume of vacancies available at the moment.

The findings from the UK IT jobs board came just as the Office of National Statistics (ONS) highlighted that the level of unemployment had increased again by 48,000 people in the last quarter with new unemployment figures standing at 2.67 million. In the wake of these gloomy figures, the worst recorded since 1995, the IT sector can feel optimistic. CWJobs website director, Richard Nott commented:

“We’ve seen small increases in the overall number of IT jobs in the UK for the last nine quarters.”

He went on to say that these improvements were minimal but recent a (ISC)2 survey revealed that there is a 96 percent employment rate for those in information security jobs. He said:

“The market overall is medium robust. It could always do a lot more, and we’re nowhere near 2006 or 2007 levels. We’ve got a long way to go to get back up to those levels.”

Certain skills are particularly sought after including HTML and Javascript web development and understanding of Agile technologies.

“A lot [of the growth] has been led by the financial services. This is counterbalanced by the decrease in the demand in the public sector, which has decreased significantly in the last 18 months. But we’ve seen people moving from the public to private sector,” he commented.

Demand for IT professionals can also be seen within the media and retail sectors as many businesses go online. For those looking for cyber security jobs there is huge potential but still a need to keep abreast of changing technologies.

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