Los Angeles Sees More Demand for IT Pros; NY-NJ Cools

Go West, if you’re looking for an IT job. That’s one of the takeaways from a recent analysis of Dice job postings.

The number of postings in the New York-New Jersey area, which numerically has the, postings soared 14 percent during the same period. Dallas jumped 10 percent.

Jobs in Demand

That said, some positions look good wherever you are. The need for mobile developers, .NET developers, Java developers or  software developers is very high.

Of particular note, these positions are “cited by hiring managers and recruiters about double or triple the frequency of other skill sets in the employment marketplace,” hiring managers have told Dice.

Train, No Gain

Ideally, employers want candidates with two to five years of experience in the industry, or secondly, six to 10 years of experience.  Prospective employers are likely to hope you already come with all the knowledge and training you need, rather than have to invest any training or expense to have you certified.

Hiring managers and recruiters, according to the survey, note they expect folks to stick around for roughly three years, so the expense and time invested in training or cross-training employees may turn out to be bust.

Some companies, however, are beefing up their IT cross-training as employees are expected to do more in the face of having less workers post layoffs.

In Michigan, for example, the region has developed the Shifting Code program, which works with local companies such as Compuware, Quicken Loans and GalaxE. Solutions to teach employees in-demand software skills.

A number of hiring managers and recruiters will likely tell you, however, that job candidates and employees who take the initiative to be “continual learners” are the most valuable to snap up and retain – whether they do it on their own time and dime or the company’s.

Comments

  1. BY Marcus says:

    This does not sound like good news for unemployeed IT worker who are trying to change careers. But it probably great news for those who needed the least those who are already employeed and did not loose there job in the last 3 to 6 years.

  2. BY Glen Smith says:

    The primary responsibility of an IT manager is to NOT add risk. Because of that, these numbers suggest that employed salaries will go up but more people will be unemployed since an unemployed IT worker and the person trying to become an IT worker are in the highest risk category. Many business leaders will continue to lie about the non-existent tech shortage to either whine for more welfare or as part of their teach the horse to sing strategy.

  3. BY James says:

    Even if the number of growing jobs is going down it doesn’t mean there is not as many. Someone working IT in NY and NJ still has more prospects than DFW or LA

  4. BY Derek Thomas says:

    Having a strong IT team is important for almost all businesses. Fortunately, my company’s IT team is solid and very responsive. In today’s age of advanced technology, IT positions seem to be in high demand and can contribute to many businesses in various industries. I personally don’t work in IT, but work with them frequently and realize that running a business without them would be very difficult.

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