Careers Slideshow: IT Jobs: Staffing Levels to Hold Steady

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-18-2012

No Title - Page 1

8% of CIOs expect to expand their IT departments, as opposed to 5% who anticipate cutbacks.

No Title - Page 1

No Title - Page 2

The net 3% increase in hiring activity is down from a net 10% increase projected last quarter.

No Title - Page 2

No Title - Page 3

85% of CIOs expect to keep current staffing levels as they are, up 15% from last quarter.

No Title - Page 3

No Title - Page 4

87% of CIOs are optimistic about their company's growth prospects over the next three months.

No Title - Page 4

No Title - Page 5

77% of CIOs feel confident in their organization's investment in IT projects for the second quarter.

No Title - Page 5

No Title - Page 6

65% of CIOs say it's difficult to find skilled professionals in IT today.

No Title - Page 6

IT Skills in Highest Demand:

(as cited by survey participants)• Networking (16%)• IT security (15%)• Help desk/tech support (14%)• Applications development (13%)• Data/database management (10%)

IT Skills in Highest Demand:

No Title - Page 8

12% is the net hiring projection for IT workers in the wholesale industry, highest among sectors.

No Title - Page 8

Other Hot Sectors:

Transportation, with a net 9% increase projected, and manufacturing, with a net 7%.

Other Hot Sectors:

No Title - Page 10

12% is the net hiring projection for IT employees in the Mountain region, the highest geographical area in the U.S.

No Title - Page 10