1CompTIA’s 2017 IT Industry Outlook Predicts Strong Growth
2The Growing Importance of Core IT
3IT Industry’s Business Confidence Is Soaring
4IT Workforce Continues to Grow
5Here’s Where IT Professionals Are Working
6IT Salaries Range from $45,000 to $141,000
7Finding Good IT Talent Is Challenging
IT industry executives in the United States believe this year may prove challenging in finding good talent. In fact, 47 percent of respondents said hiring will be either “significantly more” or “moderately more” challenging in 2017 than it was in 2016. Just 10 percent of executives believe this year’s IT job market could be stronger.
8Here’s Why There Are Challenges
According to the report, 56 percent of American IT executives expect difficulty in finding the right talent for emerging tech fields, while 40 percent predict difficulty in finding workers with the right soft skills. They’re also concerned about competing with other companies for sought-after talent.
9Positions Companies Are Looking to Fill
10How Technology Impacts Business
Technology continues to play a critical role in business. In fact, 43 percent of executives said technology allows for certain business processes to be run. Another 39 percent said technology is driving business outcomes. More than a third of respondents believe IT is driving corporate strategy and “redefining” businesses.
11There Are Mixed Views on Cloud computing
Opinions are mixed over the cloud’s value to customers. While 39 percent of respondents said the opportunity from cloud computing is the top reason companies should be optimistic, 30 percent said the cloud is a leading reason companies should be pessimistic.