Workers looking for jobs in the information-technology field may have the upper hand, as demand for IT workers far outweighs the supply of available workers, new research suggests.
The study, conducted by IT staffing firm Modis, found that the unemployment rate for the IT field stands at 5.8 percent, down from 11.2 percent at the height of the recession. Nonetheless, companies still have a need for new IT workers.
Although there is a high demand for workers within all areas of IT, some positions are hotter than others right now. Here are the 10 most in-demand positions for IT workers, according to the Modis study:
- Software/mobile-app developer
- Business/data analyst
- Help-desk professional
- Project manager
- Quality-assurance analyst
- System administrator
- Network/telecom analyst
- Database developer and administrator
- Data warehouse (analysts, specialists, programmers)
- Enterprise resource planning (administrators, analysts, programmers)
"It is a great time to be an IT professional right now because there are so many opportunities across most sectors and skill levels," said Dan Pollock, senior vice president at Modis. "As companies continue to implement new technologies to improve business performance and efficiencies, these opportunities will only grow. This list is just the tip of the iceberg, and we expect to see it expand in the year ahead."
The research was based on internal trends and data from Modis.