IT Manager Jobs Up 44% In 5 Years; Programming & Support Declined 19%
- Software Engineers - 25%
- Computer Scientists and Systems Analysts - 22%
- Programmers - 16%
- Systems Managers - 11%
- Others - 26%
Besides managers, the other IT category that added a lot of jobs in recent years is computer software engineer, up 117,000, or 16%, since 2001. The three largest IT job categories--software engineer, computer scientist and system analyst, and programmer--still employ 60% of IT people.
IT job descriptions used to be 90% technology buzzwords. Now they're 10% technology and 90% about being able to drive the business, according to an IT recruiter at Mandolfo Associates. (InformationWeek report)