While the national unemployment rate is currently at 7.8%, unemployment in many information technology positions hovers at 6 percent or significantly less. At the same time, 54 percent of CIOs said it’s challenging to find skilled professionals today, according to Robert Half Technology’s Q4 IT Hiring Index.
Many companies from established firms to startups are almost continually looking for software engineers who have the specific skills they need. Atlanta-based Pardot, recently acquired, has offered a bounty for new hires. One study even showed that a simple IT certificate led to better paying jobs than a BS or BA for many.
For a look at the top five trends in IT jobs this year see this piece by Capital Research.
Below is a list of IT positions with the lowest unemployment rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Computer and information research scientists: 0.9%
- Network and computer systems administrators: 1.7%
- Chief executives (includes CIOs): 1.8%
- Computer and information systems managers: 2.2%
- Software developers, applications and systems software: 2.3%
- Database administrators: 3.1%
- Computer systems analysts: 3.8%
- Computer network architects: 4.0%
- Web developers: 4.3%
- Computer programmers: 5.3%
- Computer support specialists: 6.0%
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- Information security analysts unemployment rate: zero
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