Major IT Survey Finds Most States Facing Shortage of IT Workers; Informationtechnologycrossing Finds 37,000 Jobs
Pasadena, CA -- (SBWire) --05/24/2011 --The shortage of software engineers and other IT staff means that those in the right place are in the driver’s seat. InformationTechnologyCrossing.
Job aggregator site focusing only on jobs in the computer industry and IT departments, has found 37,000 jobs nationwide in the last seven days.
The recovery in the tech sector has produced a shortage of tech workers in most states, led by California.
The report, published by Dice, says that 18 states and Washington D.C. do not produce enough local computer science graduates to work in those states software companies. These states include the main tech centers of the country including Silicon Valley, Seattle, Boston, New York, D.C., Chicago, and Dallas.
The shortage of software engineers and other IT staff means that those in the right place are in the driver’s seat. Even graduates from schools that are not considered to be in the top league are getting offers as well as students who do not have a stellar academic performance.
A part of the reason for this shortage is that most states are not producing enough graduates in computer-related subjects, at both the associate and bachelor’s levels. Virginia, D.C, and Delaware were among the only “shortage states” which produced more graduates in these subjects than they did in 2005. In the other “shortage states” the percentage of these degrees conferred fell from anywhere from 14 percent to 68 percent.
The skills that companies are looking for these days are Android developers, iOS app developers, and experts in cloud applications. InformationTechnologyCrossing, a job aggregator site focusing only on jobs in the computer industry and IT departments, has found 37,000 jobs nationwide in the last seven days.
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