More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Updated 12-19-2012 | Posted 12-18-2012

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

Expansion Plans
17% of CIOs plan to expand their IT departments in the first quarter of 2013, and 8% plan to reduce staffing.

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

Trending Upward
The 9% net increase is up from a 3% net increase last quarter.

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

Talent Squeeze
63% of CIOs say it’s “somewhat” or “very” challenging to find skilled professionals.

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

Most Challenging IT Positions to Fill
• IT security professionals (14%)
• Applications developers (12%)
• Data/data base managers (12%)

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

Top IT Skills in Demand
• Database management (48%)
• Network administration (47%)
• Web development/website design (33%)

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

Top Industries for Hiring
• Manufacturing (with a net 26% of CIOs in this sector expecting to expand staffing)
• Business services (14%)
• Finance (12%)

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

Sunny Disposition
87% are “somewhat” or “very” confident in their companies’ growth prospects over the next three months.

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

Future Investment
49% express confidence that their firms will be investing in IT projects in the next quarter.

More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013