Careers Slideshow: Tech Jobs: Outlook Brightens for Second-Half 2012

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-21-2012

73%

73 percent respondents expect to add IT staff in second-half 2012.

73%

Looking Up

Six months ago, 65 percent of respondents said that they expected companies to add more IT staff in first-half 2012.

Looking Up

37%

37 percent of respondents say that voluntary departures have increased year-to-date compared with the previous six months.

37%

24%

24 percent of respondents say that the time it takes to fill positions has shortened compared to the previous six months.

24%

Qualified Pros

45 percent of respondents say that they've seen extended hiring times in the past six months due to an "inability to find qualified professionals."

Qualified Pros

Hiring Managers

Experience levels sought by in-house hiring managers differ from what recruiters are looking for. Tech pros with two to five years of experience rank slightly ahead of those with six to 10 years of experience in searches conducted by in-house hiring managers.

Hiring Managers

Recruiters

Staffing and recruitment consulting companies, however, are primarily looking for IT professionals with six to 10 years of experience.

Recruiters

Salaries

58 percent of corporate hiring managers report that salaries for existing IT staff are higher than they were at this time last year.

Salaries