IT Job Market poor and is trending down
IT job market poor as growth continues to trend down. This year, only a little more than one half (53% – 66,600 jobs) of that number of new IT jobs were created. Telecommunication job growth continues to be slow and still has not recovered from the Verizon strike earlier in the year. Where the Verizon strike was about limiting shipping jobs overseas it did not cover companies that continue to outsource telecommunication jobs.
Year to date there are 47,400 fewer new jobs in 2016 than in 2015. The forecast for all of 2016 is only 75,600 new jobs will be created for the year versus 129,400 in 2014 and 112,500 in 2015.
That is not a good sign for IT Pros who are looking to advance and for overall compensation for IT professionals.
IT Median Salaries 2015 vs. 2016
In the process of capturing the data for Janco’s 2017 IT salary survey to be released in January, the trend for IT salaries remaining flat seems to be continuing.
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