Demand for IT jobs set to grow

The demand for IT jobs is not expected to slow down this year as the demand for skilled staff continues to be a priority for recruiters looking to fill gaps in headcount. Last year saw the jobs market for IT specialists holding up and in some areas increasing as employers looked to bring on board t


The demand for IT jobs is not expected to slow down this year as the demand for skilled staff continues to be a priority for recruiters looking to fill gaps in headcount.

Last year saw the jobs market for IT specialists holding up and in some areas increasing as employers looked to bring on board technology experts both in permanent and temporary positions.

The expectations from those at the recruitment coal face is that this trend will continue this year.

"Yes, clients are being cautious, but we're not anticipating that there will be a real slow down in 2012, nor that many will plan for reduced headcount," said Pete Healey, director of sales at the IT Job Board.

"We are still seeing growth in web based applications such as Java and .NET. This is in line with the movement from physical computing environments to the cloud," he added.

There is also demand for SAP specialists and those with knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics.

"Demand for Project Managers continues to prevail, along with IT Security. As a lot of systems move to web based environments, IT Security becomes more of a concern for administrators and users," Healey said.

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