Find information about Information Systems salary outlooks here:
HHS awards $83.9M to boost health IT, HealthCare IT News, June 2010
Occupational and Career Outlook for MIS Majors 2012-2018 (a white paper from Ken Laudon at New York University, Stern College of Business)
Top 10 Skills in Demand in 2010
In the Global Knowledge/TechRepublic 2010 Salary Survey, conducted at that end of last year, one of the questions put to respondents was "What skill set will your company be looking to add in 2010?" The skills listed by respondents include the perennial favorites: security, network administration, and Windows administration. Also included are virtualization/cloud computing and Web development. Meanwhile, an old favorite, business analysis, makes a come back. Here's the complete list, with the No. 1 skill listed being in the highest demand.
Recession Proof Jobs
The July 17, 2008, Business Week report shows that tech-related positions are safe bets right now, especially software developer. But sales is solid, too
Information systems in the news
The hottest skills IT executives say they will hire for in 2009 are:
Old notion: Certain skills, such as programming, are prime for outsourcing.
New order: Firms want developers and other talented staffers in-house.
- Programming/application development
- Help desk/technical support
- Project management
- Business intelligence
- Web 2.0
- Data center
Source: Computerworld, December 30, 2008
Some IT Jobs Defy Employment Downturn
- TechCareers.com's article in Feb 2009 explains that U.S. companies are continuing to add IT jobs, while the country suffered huge job losses overall, according to consulting firm Foote Partners. Not Enough IT Workers On Staff, Survey Finds
- CIO.com reports close to 60% of CEOs and CIOs worldwide point to insufficient number of staff as the most common problem experienced in the past 12 months.
Hot Skills, Cold Skills in 2010
The IT worker of 2010 won't be a technology guru but rather a versatilist. Read the entire article in Computerworld.
High-Tech Hiring Up, Recruiting Difficult
Software services and tech services employment were up in 2006 for the third year in a row, increasing by 88,500 jobs and 66,300 jobs, respectively. Technology occupations are projected to grow the fastest for the next 10 years. These job types account for 6 of the 12 fastest growing occupations nationwide. By 2010 a half a million jobs are projected to go unfilled in the US.
Read more at NewsFactor.com.
Information Systems graduates have the largest salary gains in 2007
The Next Job Boom
Five of the six fastest growing jobs over the next eight years are technology related. Read more at CNN Money, Business 2.0
Job number 1 for the U.S. economy is build a tech workforce
According to CEOs, there may be a severe shortage of skilled IT professionals within the next ten years. Read more in Information Week (May 2006)
Information technology employment reached record highs in the U.S. More workers are employed in IT than ever before. Read more in Information Week (April 2006)
You're Hired! The Demand for entry-level MIS professionals is rising across all industries according to Monster Worldwide. Read more in Information Week (April 2006)