But are companies doing a lot of hiring right now?
That isn’t the focus of a jobs report (pdf) from the website Jobfox. Its latest report entitled “The Top 25 Most Recession-Proof U.S. Job Candidates” from October 2008 focuses on 4,000 job postings during a 120-day period that ended near the end of October. They look at job openings in most demand across the country with the most popular job titles.
Key IT-Related Rankings:
Number 5: Software Design Number 7: Networking / System Administration Number 11: Project / Engagement Management Number 16: Technology Executive Number 20: IT Security (which is new on the Jobfox list) Number 23: Product Management
This report isn’t specifically for IT, but it’s good to see (at the very least) IT jobs showing up in these rankings with the median salary ranges for these gigs. I’d be a lot more concerned if they were not. Check out Brian Watson’s take on this report relative to IT executives.
The flaw I see is that job openings fluctuate and react with changes in demand (and the supply has become larger since this report was surveyed and calculated–reports always happen in the past, I know). T
These rankings do not necessarily account for hiring freezes; and, so, when job freezes occur, companies do not necessarily pull their job postings. So, consequently, these rankings are a good gauge for comparing IT jobs with other jobs in demand, yet it’s really hard to tell if anyone is actually being hired for these openings.