IT Jobs & Employment Information
In the US, major entry level IT jobs and IT management jobs are found in the top 50 companies only. In fact, the best IT jobs can sometimes be found in non-IT sectors that rely on technologies for operating their businesses.
In 2010, there were about 300,000 computer and information system management jobs in the market. This number is expected to go up by 18% by 2020, as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition to this, the 900,000 software developer jobs will go up by 30% by the end of this decade. Jobs for database administrators are also expected to rise by 31% from 110,800 jobs, in 2020.
In spite of the 2008 recession, the market for IT jobs was significantly revived by 2010. Today, expertise in Cloud computing, Ruby on Rails and Java provide promising opportunities for IT professionals.
Common IT job titles include that of Database Administrators, IT Specialists, Support Technicians, Systems Architects, Computer Programmers, Network Engineers, Chief Technology or Information Officers.
The average salary of computer and information system managers in 2011 was $118,010. Software developers earned on an average of $89,280.