IT Jobs - Looking Forward
IT Job Gains in 2013
IT jobs have been on a sustained growth trajectory this year, according to Foote Partners, which bases its growth estimates on four bellwether IT jobs segments. IT employment in the first half of 2013 is averaging 13,500 new jobs per month. In the past 12 months the monthly average was just over 12,000 jobs, and in the year 2012 average growth was only 9,442 per month. That's a 43 percent increase so far this year compared to all of 2012 and that is exactly why it's good to be an IT professional.
IT Salaries Inch Up
On the salary front, the news is positive -- though only marginally. Between June 2012 and June 2013, the total mean compensation for all IT professionals increased 0.45% from $78,759 to $79,112, according to Janco Associates' Mid-Year IT Salary Survey. This puts overall compensation back at the levels they were at in January 2008 and 2007," the firm states. In midsize enterprises, the mean total compensation increased from $75,463 to $75,727, and in large enterprises, median compensation rose from $82,054 to $82,498.