IT Management: Houston, Orlando, Toronto Among Top Cities for IT Workers
Houston (Overall Unemployment: 7.6 percent)
Technology updates during the last three to five years have slowed due to the downturn in the economy, but as the economy gains footing, more companies are investing in their technology, therefore increasing demand for IT workers. Photo credit: Hequals2henry
As the economy continues through its recovery and corporate earnings improve, business across North America are reinvesting in IT projects that were put on hold through the recession, according to a survey from IT staffing agency Modis. The industries with the strongest growth, including technology and health care, are adding the most IT jobs today, and the IT positions in demand today are a combination of those directly related to profit drivers (product and service development) and back-office operations (such as networking and database administration), a positive indicator for the economy overall. The distribution of the "Top 12 Cities" across the region also points to the fact that IT job growth is not confined to those areas traditionally considered IT "hubs," such as Silicon Valley. And with the most skilled IT workers today seeing multiple job offers and commanding higher salaries, 2012 is the year for IT pros to find a new job, the report concluded.